Rabbi Eliezer Levin of Vashki and family
Sozka, daughter of Rabbi Avraham Hofenberg, and husband; Rabbi
Eliezer Levin had 104 Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Most of the family is very religius and live in the states. Rabbi
Levin established Talaz Yeshiva in Chicago and Yatid Neeman in
From the net:
Rabbi Eliezer Levin, one of America's oldest and most revered rabbis,
a student of the Chofetz Chaim, and the Rav of Detroit for nearly
fifty years and his son, Rabbi Avraham Chaim Levin, dean and founder
of the Telshe Yeshiva of Chicago, a member of the council of Torah
Sages, of Agudath Israel, and one of the outstanding and dynamic
leaders of American Orthodoxy.
Yocheved (Jackie) Levin, who had been born in Vaskai, Lithuania in
1934... emigrated to Detroit with her parents at the age of 4.
Jackie's father, Rabbi Eliezer Levin, served as Rabbi of Congregation
Beth Tefiloh Emanuel and led the triumvirate of the Council of
Orthodox Rabbis (COR) of Greater Detroit, in that city, for over 60
years. In 1955 Yocheved (Jackie) Levin married
Berel Wein... an American-born Orthodox rabbi, scholar, lecturer, and
writer. He is regarded as an expert on Jewish history and has
popularized the subject through more than 1,000 audio tapes, a
four-volume book series, newspaper articles and international
lectures. Throughout his career, he has retained personal and
ideological ties to both Modern Orthodox and Haredi Judaism, and is
respected within both movements.
The couple settled in Chicago, where their four children—Miriam,
Dinah, Chaim Tzvi, and Sori—were born. Rabbi Wein has grandchildren
and great-grandchildren living in both Israel and America.
In 1964, Wein accepted the pulpit of Beth Israel Congregation in Miami
Beach, Florida, where he remained until 1972. He moved to New York
when he was appointed as executive vice-president of the Union of
Orthodox Organizations of America (known as the Orthodox Union).
Within that organization, he served as rabbinic administrator of the
kashrut (kosher foods) supervision division until 1977.
At the same time, he founded Congregation Bais Torah in Suffern, New
York, and served as its rabbi for the next 24 years. Wein also founded
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland with a large high school and a
smaller post-high school division in 1977. The yeshiva subsequently
moved onto the grounds of his synagogue and he served as Rosh yeshiva
(dean) until his move to Israel in 1997. His son, Rabbi Chaim Tzvi
Wein, succeeded him as Rosh yeshiva (along with Mordechai Wolmark,
author of Mishnas Mordechai).