Who we are
It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. HFNJ is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in the Greek-American community. With a variety of active projects and a large volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals. Since our founding in 2009, we have been proud to witness how our activities have benefitted the Hellenes of the Garden State and beyond. Want to take part? Contribute to our work by donating or volunteering today.
John Sakellaris Rev. Fr. Pa (Liaison to Metropolis of NJ)
Our Team for 2023-2024
See the Faces of and Meet the Members on the Executive Board
Our committees & their members
Our committees are a way to leverage the knowledge of a larger group of people to help the board make the best decisions possible.
Our Awards are an Inspiration for Others in the Hellenic American Community. Everyone draws inspiration from individuals who do a great job and are honored for their achievements
Alexander Life Achievement Award
The Alexander Life Achievement Award, is the highest honor the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey bestows to an individual who has contributed to the promotion of Hellenic ideals through extensive, active participation and service.
Hippocrates Community Service Award
The Hippocrates Community Service Award is presented by the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey to a member of the medical community who represents the ideal role model and embodies professionalism, humanism and healing prowess. The word “Hippocrates” refers to the Greek father of ancient medicine, Hippocrates, who was known for his teaching and contributions to medicine.
Ours scholarships provide financial assistance to Hellenes for formal education. Even with student aid and other loans, many prospective students can benefit from financial tuition support
BYLAWS OF THE HELLENIC FEDERATION OF NEW JERSEY, INC
The State of New Jersey is home to a number of Hellenic American fraternal, benevolent, educational, cultural, professional, charitable and church organizations and has a vibrant population of Americans of Hellenic background who desire to preserve and promote their culture and history. The founders of the HELLENIC FEDERATION OF NEW JERSEY, INC., namely, Stavros Antonakakis, Giorgos Antoniou, John Blazakis, Andreas D. Comodromos, Anastasios Efstratiades, Demetrios Kontolios, Nikos Panagiotou, Nicholaos Poulis, John Sakelaris, Stacey Sava, George Siamboulis, Panos Stavrianides, and Savas Tsivikos, formed this Federation and adopted the By-laws set forth herein in order to foster cooperation among all Hellenic American organizations, including the parishes of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey and promote the mission and purpose outlined in this document.