Born in Israel to a family who were disciples of the Aleksander Chassidic dynasty, Yossi Borenstein moved to the United States in 1967, settling in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he remained for the rest of his life. He passed away on May 6 after contracting COVID-19.

His father served as the long-term gabbai of the Shomer Shabbos Shul in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Borenstein followed his example of leadership and for many years served as president of the “Sfardishe Shul,” also in Borough Park.

He was the only son-in-law of Rabbi Yerachmiel Zelter, author of Ner L’Meah, a series of original insights on various parts of Torah and Talmud.

Borenstein is survived by his wife, their four children and many grandchildren.

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