Kiryat Sanz, Jerusalem

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Kiryat Sanz (Hebrew: קריית צאנז‎) is a Haredi Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It is located in the northwestern part of Jerusalem.

The neighborhood was established in 1965 by Jewish immigrants from Sanz in Galicia,[1] largely as a center for their followers.

The neighborhood is bordered by the neighborhoods Kiryat Belz and Ezrat Torah.

Rabbinic presence[edit]

Rabbi Dov Berel Weiss, son-in-law of the first Klausenburger Rebbe, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, is the Gaon Av Beth Din of Kiryat Sanz.[2][3]

Landmarks[edit]

  • EYAHT College of Jewish Studies for Women, founded by Rebbetzin Denah Weinberg
  • The Yad Eliezer poverty-relief organization was founded and operated in Kiryat Sanz from 1980 to 2000 by residents Rabbi Yaakov and Hadassah Weisel. The organization is now headquartered in the Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiryat Sanz". Eiferman Realty. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Harav Berel Weiss Shlita Of Kiryat Sanz Yerushalayim, Visits Lakewood". thelakewoodscoop.com. 8 November 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Schmidt, Shira Leibowitz. "The Rebbe's Daughters". Ami Living, September 15, 2013, pp. 59–65.
  4. ^ Weisman, Shalvi. "Cultivated with Emunah: A conversation with the founder of Yad Eliezer". Binah, January 14, 2013, pp. 30–34, 45.

Coordinates: 31°47′53″N 35°12′40″E / 31.797983°N 35.211031°E / 31.797983; 35.211031