BD”E: Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband, A”h

Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband, a”h, the wife of Hagaon Harav Eisik Ausband, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Telshe in Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning. She was 96 at her petirah.

Rebbetzin Ausband was the daughter of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Bloch, Hy”d, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Telshe in Lithuania.

In 1941 the Nazis and local Lithuanian sympathizers massacred the male population of Telshe, including the Rosh Yeshivah Harav Bloch, Hy”d.

Rebbetzin Chaya was one of his three daughters who survived the Holocaust. She married Harav Eisik Ausband, zt”l, who was a talmid of the Telshe Yeshivah in Lithuania; he served as a Rosh Yeshivah at the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a personality in her own right, seen as a symbol for the generations to come. Harav Eisik Ausband was niftar in 5772/2012.

Her levayah will be held in Israel on Monday, where kevurah will be on Har Hamenuchos.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, following her illustrious ways.

Yehi zichrah baruch.