Perth Amboy, an urban community with rich cultural history and a three hundred year old maritime and industrial legacy, is an interconnection point for major highways, roadways and waterways. The City’s position at the confluence of the Raritan River, Arthur Kill, and Raritan Bay provides deep-water access to the Atlantic Ocean for national and international marine traffic. Founded in 1683 and chartered in 1718, it served as the state capital until 1790 and is home of the Royal Governor William Franklin’s Mansion. Perth Amboy, presently known for its beautiful waterfront area is located in the center of the State, midway between New York and Philadelphia. Perth Amboy comprises a land area of 4.55 square miles and has a population of 50,814 residents.
About the YMCA:
Since 1912, the RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA provides services, programming, and activities for residents of Perth Amboy, NJ and neighboring communities. Join your friends and neighbors and experience how we put “principles into practice through program that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all!” The YMCA is dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that develop the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The YMCA serves all people regardless of age, religion, sex, or financial means and is committed to developing a healthy mind, body and spirit. The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA is committed to providing our life-changing services to all health seekers who desire to participate.
About Temple Beth Mordecai:
From our beginnings in 1895 to today, Congregation Beth Mordecai has served a diverse Jewish population drawing from Perth Amboy, suburban Middlesex County, and as far away as New York City. Beth Mordecai is in a historic synagogue that opened it’s current building in 1926. Its finest art deco features have been preserved, from exquisite stained glass windows to original woods. However, the congregation is neither stodgy nor aloof. A sense of warmth pervades the sanctuary and everyone feels accepted, including interfaith families.