Ponovezh Nosi Rav Eliezer Kahaneman Celebrates Engagement

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The nosi of Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, Rav Eliezer Kahaneman, who was widowed three years ago, celebrated his engagement last night.

His kallah, Mrs. Chana Sternschus, 69, serves as a secretary at the Ponovezh Botei Avot in Bnei Brak.

The 70-year-old Rav Kahaneman was previously married to Rebbetzin Elisheva Kahaneman a”h, a daughter of Rav Shlomka Berman zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh Yeshiva. Together, they raised a beautiful family of fourteen children. Rebbetzin Elisheva passed away during Iyar of 5771 at the age of 61. Rebbetzin Elisheva’s mother, Rebbetzin Bluma Liba Ahuvah Ahuvah Berman, was a daughter of the Steipler Gaon, Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky zt”l.

Rav Kahaneman is a son of Rav Avrohom Kahaneman zt”l and a grandson of Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman zt”l, the Ponovezher Rov.

Mrs. Sternschus was widowed two years ago with the passing of her husband Rav Yisroel Sternschus. She is a daughter of Rav Mordechai Kaplan z”l of Haifa.

Mrs. Sternschus has been managing the Botei Avot of Ponovezh for forty years. Her seven children are all married.

The shidduch was redd by Rav Yehoshua Galuskin. Rav Chaim Kanievsky and Gerer Rebbe are said to have encouraged the couple to get engaged.

The vort was held last night at the Galuskin home on Rechov Harav Shach in Bnei Brak.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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