Rose Kussy


President of the West Side Trust Company after the death of her husband. Graduate of Barringer (Newark) High and Newark Normal School where she graduated in 1905 (Kean). Taught in Newark Schools 1904-1909. Director of the Jewish News. Served on the Central Planning Board. Named Outstanding Jewish Citizen of 1942. President of the Theresa Grotta Home and Conference of Jewish Charities. Active in the Red Cross and USO during WWII. Trustee of the Newark Welfare Federation and the YM/YM HA, board member of the Griffith Foundation. Director of the Jewish Child Guidance Bureau. Treasurer of the NJ Branch of the Women’s League of United Synagogues.


Cummings, Charles F. “Women Who Made their Mark on City” Star Ledger Jun 20, 2002

“A Woman of Valor” New Jersey Jewish News Jan 14, 1955

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