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Jewish Historical Society of Greater MetroWest Lasting Impressions Gala

Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)

Join us as we honor Robert Kuchner for his many years of dedication to our Jewish community and recognize Linda Forgosh for her 23 years of service to the Jewish Historical Society.   

We hope that you will share your well wishes with Robert and/or Linda in the Virtual Ad Journal. We will share messages in this Journal at the event and on our web site, as well as providing a printed copy for the honorees. Ads purchased at this point will not be included in the presentation but will appear in a printed copy to be sent to the honorees. 

All funds raised will provide critical support for Jewish Historical Society’s mission of preserving our Greater MetroWest community’s rich history.  All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. 

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Questions? Contact Irene Segal at isegal@jfedgmw.org.


Robert G. Kuchner, CPA, is a retired partner from Marks Paneth LLP in its Business Management and Family Office services group, serving a diverse spectrum of privately-owned companies and their owners, in individual tax and clients in the theater, media, and entertainment industry. Prior to merging with Marks Paneth LLP, he was the Managing Partner of Rosenberg, Neuwirth & Kuchner, CPAs, P.C., a Manhattan-based accounting firm that he founded in 1990. In addition to his long-time support of the Jewish Historical Society of GMW, Bob’s service to Jewish communal organizations is extensive. He served as president of Rutgers Hillel, president of Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, member of the Board of Trustees of both Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, president of Jewish Federation of Central NJ, treasurer of the North American Friends of Amcha Israel (Holocaust survivor organization in Israel), and in multiple roles at the Jewish Agency for Israel and Jewish Federations of North America.  


Linda B. Forgosh recently retired as executive director and curator for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater MetroWest NJ. For 23 years she researched and curated a series of exhibits that told the story of Jewish life in Greater MetroWest and shared her extensive knowledge by speaking on a variety of historical Jewish topics across the community. She authored Louis Bamberger Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist (Brandeis University Press, 2016, and reviewed by Philip Roth), Jews of Morris County, Jews of Weequahic, and The Jews of Morris and Sussex: A Brief History and Source Guide. Linda is a member of Phi Alpha Theta honorary history society, the Newark Landmarks Historic Preservation Commission, the Morris County Historic Preservation Commission, and multiple other organizations. She is the recipient of the 2017 Charles Cummings Award.   

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