Hundreds of Williamsburg residents gathered Saturday night to pay tribute to businessman Menachem Stark, z’l, at the annual dinner of Krula mosdos in Williamsburg. Stark was abducted and murdered a few weeks ago.

Stark’s devotion to his family and the chinuch of his children was highlighted in the speeches given by the Krula Rebbe, shlita, and by the principal of a yeshiva where the children learn. The principal recalled that on the night of Menachem’s murder, moments before he left his office, he called the principal to receive an update on the education of his children.

Among the honorees were renowned community leader Rabbi Abe Friedman, who received a “nezer askunas” from the Grand Rabbi of Krula for his exceptional service to the community in general and the mosdos in particular.

Rabbi Friedman spoke warmly about the tireless dedication of the many askanim in the community, who know no night of sleep in serving the community. He further noted that the award given is not a personal one, but one he shares with many. v


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