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Julius Borenstein Dead at 88

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Julius Boren stein, a Bronx builder and chairman of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He died yesterday at the age of 88. Born in Rachov in Russian Poland, Mr. Borenstein fled Czarist military service and came to the United States, in 1909. He was determined to encourage the survival of Jewish culture in the U.S. and helped bring the YIVO Institute to New York from Vilna in 1940.

He was also chairman of the Committee for the Jewish Encyclopedia and of the magazine Zuokoff, a former vice-president and treasurer of the Workmen’s Circle and vice-president of the Congress for Jewish Culture and the Jewish Labor Committee. Mr. Borenstein was in the real estate business since 1924 and was a past president of the Bronx Real Estate Board.