Foner Sarah. A Woman's Voice. 2001. P. 54
"Shmuel's wife, Chaya-Mona, was of a beautiful appearance and very smart, and all of the family called her the queen of the family. Shmuel was then a member of the local council, but the citizens of the city said that he was not the counselor, but she, for every meeting and each session he had to attend, he didn't go by himself but with her. There was a shul for Chassidim in the house of Chaya-Mona's parents, Avrahamiel Efrati and his wife Sarah Faiga, and they were respected people, generous, of great integrity."