The Kapytshnitzer Rebbetzin, Rebbe Chana Heschel a”h


It is with great sadness that reports the passing of the Kapytshnitzer Rebbetzin, Rebbe Chana Heschel a”h, on Shabbos.

The Rebbetzin was the wife, of the Kapytshnitzer Rebbe, Rav Moshe Mordechai Heschel zt”l,

Her son, Rav Zishe Heschel, is the current Kapytshnitzer Rebbe.

The levayah will take place at 9 p.m. at the Kapytshnitzer Bais Medrash on 55th Street, between 14th and 15th Avenues in Boro Park, after which the aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for burial there.

Yehi zichrah boruch.



  1. Baruch dayan emes!! Heart breaking news, The kapytshnitzer rebbetzin was a world known mechaneches inspiring many thousands over the years, she was also a partner to all the many extraordinary acts of kindness of her husband, the previous kapytshnitzer rebbe, harav moshe mordechai zy”a, after his early passing in the year of 1975, she was left as a young almanah but still continued on with her teaching being mechanuch many generations of talmiddos, and also continuing the many acts of chessed that her husband, who rav shlomo zalman auerbach ztz”l wrote on him that he was the amud hachassed of the generation,
    This past summer she experienced great joy and nachas, as her son, ybl”c the current kapytshnitzer rebbe, harav zyshe shlit”a, a well-known tzaddik in boro park, was finally crownd as the succssor of the kapytshnitzer dynasty.

  2. True, the kapytshnitzer rebbe, harav zyshe shlit”a will be sitting in the kapytshnitzer shul, and his younger brothers, avrumy and itzy went along with the aron to eretz yisroel

  3. Rabbi itzy heschul heschul is actually the older brother of the kopyczynitzer rebbe shlit”a,, and serves as gabai of the kopyczynitzer shul. Rabbi avrohm yehoshua hschul is the youngest of the brothers.


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