Chana Meerovna Schneerson

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Chana Meerovna Schneerson (Yanovsky)

Hebrew: חנה שניאורסון (ינובסקי)
Also Known As: "The Lubavitcher mother"
Birthplace: Romanovka, כ"ח טבת ה'תר"מ, Kherson, Ukraine
Death: Died in Brooklyn, United States
Place of Burial: Queens, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Meir Shlomo Yanovsky and Rachel Yanovsky (Pushnitz)
Wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak II Schneerson
Mother of Menachem Mendel Schneerson [7th ADMOR of CHABAD] The Lubavitcher Rebbe; Reb Dovber Schneerson [Lubavitcher brother] and Israel Aryeh Leib Gur Ari [Lubavitcher brother]
Sister of Etil Maryashin; Israel Leib Yanovski and Miriam Gittel Meerovna Schneerson
Half sister of Ester Shneersohn

Occupation: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's mother
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About Chana Meerovna Schneerson

Rebbetzin Chana was born in 1880, on the 28th of Tevet, in Nikolayev, Ukraine, to Rabbi Meir Shlomo and Rachel Yanovsky. She was the eldest of four children: two sisters, Gittel and Ettel, and a younger brother, Yisrael Leib, who passed away as a youth. Rabbi Meir Shlomo was chief rabbi of Nikolayev; indeed, the Yanovskys were known as a prestigious rabbinical family of scholars and leaders

In 1900, at the age of 20, Rebbetzin Chana married Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson. The great-grandson of Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the “Tzemach Tzedek” (the third of Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbes), Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was a renowned scholar and brilliant kabbalist. Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, had suggested the match. The wedding took place on the 13th of Sivan, in Nikolayev.

Rebbetzin Chana gave birth to three sons: Menachem Mendel, DovBer and Yisrael Aryeh Leib.

Her eldest son, Menachem Mendel, was born on the 11th of Nissan 1902.

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Chana Meerovna Schneerson's Timeline

December 30, 1880
Romanovka, כ"ח טבת ה'תר"מ, Kherson, Ukraine
June 10, 1900
Age 19
Nikolayev, Ukraine
April 18, 1902
Age 21
Nikolayev, נולד י"א ניסן ה'תרס"ב, Ukraine
May 16, 1906
Age 25
Nikolayev, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 25
Nikolayev, Ukraine
Age 66
New York, America
September 12, 1964
Age 83
Brooklyn, United States
Age 83
Queens, United States