Hundreds of Williamsburg residents gathered on Motzoei Shabbos to pay tribute to R’ Menchem Stark z”l at the annual dinner of Krula mosdos in Williamsburg.
Menachem’s devotion to his family and the chinuch of his children was highlighted in the speeches given by the Krula Rebbe and by the principal of the yeshiva where Menachem’s children learn. The principal recalled that on the night of his murder, moments before he left his office, Menachem called him up 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 Krula Rebbe 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 or sleep in serving the community. He further noted that the award given is not a personal one, but one he shares with many.