Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband
It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband a”h. She was 96 years old. Rebbetzin Ausband was the wife of Rav Eizik Ausband zt”l, rosh yeshivah of Telshe Yeshiva of Cleveland. Rebbetzin Ausband was a daughter of the great rov and rosh yeshiva of Telshe in Lithuania, Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Bloch zt”l, one of the leading pre-Holocaust gedolei Torah in Europe. Rebbetzin Ausband was one of three of Rav Bloch’s daughters to survive the Holocaust. (One married Rav Boruch Sorotzkin zt”l, later rosh yeshiva of Telshe.) Rebbetzin Ausband founded Yavneh Seminary in Cleveland and was a renowned and venerated mechaneches. Her dedication to chinuch habanos and her knowledge and skills as a pedagogue were unmatched. The ahavah that she had for her talmidos and the care that she showed to her husband’s talmidim were products of her generous heart and sensitive nature. She imbued ahavas haTorah and ahavas Hashem in generations of bnos Yisroel, giving them the foundational tools to later establish botim ne’emanim b’Yisroel. Rebbetzin Ausband is survived by her children, Rav Avrohom Ausband, rosh yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni of Riverdale; Rav Eliyahu Ausband, noted mechanech in Cleveland; Rav Eliezer Ausband, rebbi at Yeshiva Degel Hatorah of Monsey; Rav Chaim Mordechai Ausband, R”M at Yeshiva Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak; Rebbetzin Goldberg, wife of Rav Dovid Goldberg, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Telshe-Cleveland; Rebbetzin Leah Burstzyn, wife of Rav Eliyahu Bursztyn, rov of Khal Ner Dovid and R”M at Mesivta of Lakewood; Rebbetzin Shapiro, wife of Rav Binyomin Shapiro; Rebbetzin Rassie Bresler, wife of Rav Moshe Bresler of Yerushalayim; and Rebbetzin Sori Finkel, wife of Rav Yitzchok Finkel of Yerushalayim. Rav Eizik was niftar approximately eight years ago. The levayah will be held at the Farmingdale Airport in Long Island at 1 p.m. today. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim tomorrow. The levayah can be joined via teleconference by calling 857-356-3300 or 612-398-0330 (no access code required). Alternate call-in numbers: 701-802-5148, access code 2229583, or 701-802-5153, access code 4088754.
Yehi zichrah baruch.