Riverdale Rosh Yeshiva Recovering from Pneumonia


rav-avrohom-ausband-The esteemed rosh yeshiva of the Riverdale Yeshiva, Rav Avrohom Ausband, is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. The illness struck the esteemed rosh yeshiva ahead of the wedding of his son, which was held Tuesday night in Brooklyn, NY. Rav Ausband’s son married a daughter of Rav Avrohom Aharon Levi, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech. Rav Ausband participated in the simcha, though the pneumonia was still severe.

It is hoped that with medical care and rest, Rav Ausband will regain his strength and return to delivering his riveting shiurim to his talmidim at the Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni of Riverdale, NY.

Rav Ausband is a son of Rav Eizik Ausband, a rosh yeshiva at the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland. Rav Ausband’s mother, Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband, has served as the venerable dean of Yavne Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio, for close to five decades. Rebbetzin Ausband is a daughter of he great rov and rosh yeshiva of Telshe in Lithuania, Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Bloch zt”l, one of the greatest pre-Holocaust gedolei Torah in Europe. She 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.)

Rav Avrohom Ausband is a son-in-law of Rav Binyamin Zeilberger zt”lrosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud of Bensonhurst.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. I assume you are posting this piece so that people should be mispallel for him? I see his mother’s name in the historical paragraph, but I think it would have been more appropriate to just write his name and his mother’s name, and ask people to daven. Also, can you tell us whether he is home or in the hospital? Thank you.

  2. He is in the hospital. he went straight from the hospital to the wedding and back. I”YH he should be well enough to go to the last sheva brochos.

  3. Thank you for letting us no so we can say Tehillim or daven. Rav Ausband is an adam gadol with a great yeshiva and has produced outstanding talmidim. He is one of the leading young roshei yeshiva here in America. May the rosh yeshiva shlita have a refuah.

    I assume that name is Rav Avrohom ben Chaya. Is that accurate?

  4. I was at the wedding. While he was on oxygen, boruch hashem the rosh yeshiva was doing well. And to correct #3 he was able to walk his son to the chuppah. He left for the hospital shortly after.

  5. Besides being a great Rosh Yeshiva he is also a Oheiv Yisroel! He simply loves Yidden! He is truly a zeesa mentch! This picture is worth a thousand words – it truly portrays the mentch! Mazel Tov to him and may he have a Refuah Sh’laima b’karov!