The Torah world is in mourning over the passing of Rebbetzin Gittel Kaplan, the wife of ylch”t HaGaon Rav Nissan Kaplan. The Rebbetzin, who was the daughter of ylch”t the Rosh Yeshiva of Gateshead, HaGaon Harav Avraham and Rebbetzin Sara Gurwicz, was 49 at the time of her Petira and had been battling serious illness for a couple of years.

She is remembered for having devoted time and offering guidance to United Hatzalah and is also survived by her 11 young children.

The Gateshead Rosh Yeshiva and other family members will be sitting Shiva in Gateshead.