Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who is on a state visit to Israel, on Monday visited Yeshivas Beis Shmuel in Kiryat Mattersdorf in Yerushalayim.
The president came to the yeshivah together with Austrian Ambassador Martino Weiss.
The yeshivah is headed by the Rav of Kiryat Mattersdorf, Harav Yitzchak Ehrenfeld, shlita. The name of the neighborhood comes from the centuries-old Austrian town of Mattersdorf, now known as Mattersburg.
During der Bellen’s visit to the yeshivah, Harav Ehrenfeld bestowed the president a silver Yad, pointer, for a sefer Torah. The president gave the Rosh Yeshivah a street sign with the name of his grandfather in Mattersdorf in Austria.