Yocheved (Jackie) Wein

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Yocheved (Jackie) Wein (Levin)

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Birthplace: Vashki, Lithuania
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of הרב אליעזר Levin and Sara Menucha Sotzka Levin
Wife of <private> Wien and Berel WEIN
Mother of Sori Wein; Dena Gewirtz; <private> Wein; Miriam Wein and <private> Wein
Sister of <private> Levin; (Debbie) Keller and Itta Bracha Lipschutz
Half sister of <private> Levin

Managed by: Eilat Gordin Levitan
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About Yocheved (Jackie) Wein

Rebbetzin Yocheved "Jackie" Wein (1934-2006).

Born in Vaskai, Lithuania, the youngest child of Rav Lazer and

Rebbetzin Sarah Menucha Levin. (Reb Lazer was a talmid of Kelm and

learned with the Cofetz Chaim for five years.) The family moved to

Detroit in 1938, to escape the growing terror in Europe. By the time

of his petirah, fourteen years ago, he was respected as the Chief Rav

of Detroit. In the mid 1950s, Jackie, a young woman trained as a

qualified teacher (at the urging of the legendary Rav Simcha

Wasserman,) married Rabbi Berel Wein, son of Rav Zev and Esther Wein,

who was the daughter of Rav Chaim Tzvi Rubenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of

Bais Medrash L'Torah. The young couple set up their new home in

Chicago. In the early sixties, after several productive years in

Chicago, Rabbi Wein's rebbi, Rav Chaim Kreiswirth advised the

brilliant young scholar to go into rabbonus, where he could contribute

so much to Klal Yisrael. When a position became available in Miami,

the Weins packed up and moved South. But before they left, Rav Wein

was instrumental in founding the Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago. The family

remained in Miami for about a decade, until the early seventies, when

Rabbi Wein became the Rabbinic Administrator of the OU, and then

founded the kehilla of Bais Torah in Monsey, New York. In addition to

raising her young family, Jackie, a trained teacher, accepted a fourth

grade teaching job at Yeshiva Spring Valley, a position she held until

they moved to Eretz Yisrael. In 1994, when the Weins moved to Eretz

Yisrael she once again accepted the role of Rebbetzin with grace,

reaching out from their new home in Rechavia, near the Shaarei Chesed

neighborhood, where Rav Berel serves as a Rov.


Yocheved (Jackie) Levin was born in Vaskai, Lithuania in 1934 and had 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.Yocheved and Rabbi Berel Wein settled in Chicago, where their four children—Miriam, Dinah, Chaim Tzvi, and Sori—were born. Rabbi Wein has 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren living in both Israel and America.

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