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Brooklyn, NY - Bonei Olam Genetic Research Fund To Be Established In Memory Of Menachem Stark

Published on: January 14, 2014 08:47 PM
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The invitation highlights Menachem Stark before his death as one of eight individual honorees at Bonei Olam’s upcoming Williamsburg dinner taking place on January 27th.The invitation highlights Menachem Stark before his death as one of eight individual honorees at Bonei Olam’s upcoming Williamsburg dinner taking place on January 27th.

Brooklyn, NY - Just weeks before his death, Menachem Stark a man who was known as much for his charitable donations as he was for his insistence on not publicizing his philanthropy, had agreed to be honored publicly, possibly for the first time.

Menachem Stark was one of eight individual honorees at Bonei Olam’s upcoming Williamsburg dinner taking place on January 27th, a biannual event that organizers say attracts between two and three thousand people.  Stark, who was to be honored with the Rav Pualim award, will be awarded posthumously and the Stark family is setting up a genetics research fund in his memory.

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“When I called Mrs. Stark to approve the ad blank, she told me that her husband never puts his name anywhere,” Shlomo Moshe Kirschner of Bonei Olam told VIN News.  “I told her to call him to confirm that he was going to let us use his name.  When the ad blanks came out he told his whole family that putting his name out there in public was very much not his style, but he was doing it anyway because he was going to do everything in his power to help Bonei Olam.”

Ironically, Stark told his wife just two days before his death that he was officially giving the title of honoree to her, in his place.

“He told her that she was going to take care of everything and she told us that they joked that she wouldn’t be able to accept the plaque at the dinner,” said Kirschner.

Mrs. Stark affirmed her commitment to Bonei Olam even while she was sitting shiva.

“We went to go be menachem aveil and when we got there she thanked us for giving her husband the opportunity to be involved with Bonei Olam,” said Kirschner.  “She told us it was one of the last mitzvos he got involved in and since he never accepted anything of this nature, it was clearly min hashomayim and the family intended to go full force ahead with the commitment.”

After the shiva for Stark was completed, Mrs. Stark consulted with Rabbi Schlomo Bochner, founder of Bonei Olam, and according to Kirschner, the two agreed to set up the Menachem Stark Clinical Genetics Fund, to help couples who have genetic issues realize their dreams of parenthood.

“Menachem Stark’s life was cut short and taken away, but this fund will hopefully bring many new lives into this world,” said Kirschner.


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 Jan 14, 2014 at 09:10 PM mossad Says:

Its really not appropriate to discuss it in public, rather after the dinner. Not nice!

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 09:17 PM Jax Says:

beautiful

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 09:19 PM lakewooder2 Says:

oh my, thats chilling. im cold and hot at once. no words

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM hmmmm Says:

Lieder very appropriate. May he be a mailits yosher.

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM jax Says:

Reply to #1  
mossad Says:

Its really not appropriate to discuss it in public, rather after the dinner. Not nice!

What's not nice abt it?

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 Jan 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM esther Says:

Reply to #1  
mossad Says:

Its really not appropriate to discuss it in public, rather after the dinner. Not nice!

why?

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 12:45 AM REALIST Says:

Reply to #1  
mossad Says:

Its really not appropriate to discuss it in public, rather after the dinner. Not nice!

Care to give a reason for your confounding comment?

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 01:08 AM Jay Says:

Reply to #1  
mossad Says:

Its really not appropriate to discuss it in public, rather after the dinner. Not nice!

Sorry but it seems you don't get it. This is a huge gift to klal yisroel! Many tears will be wiped away for good!

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM Anonymous Says:

Very nice, what a zchus!

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 02:24 PM stolen money not permitted for use Says:

If this money is tainted it is not permitted and will not benefit neshamas of babies .

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 02:25 PM Anonymous Says:

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Jay Says:

Sorry but it seems you don't get it. This is a huge gift to klal yisroel! Many tears will be wiped away for good!

Not if it was gotten by denying tenants what the money was supposed to be used for, fixing pipes etc. No baby should start their life from geneiva of others.

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 02:55 PM YITZCHOKLEVI Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Not if it was gotten by denying tenants what the money was supposed to be used for, fixing pipes etc. No baby should start their life from geneiva of others.

What does this have to do with anything? Huh?

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 03:32 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Very nice, what a zchus!

NOPE.

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 Jan 15, 2014 at 03:31 PM naisgal Says:

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YITZCHOKLEVI Says:

What does this have to do with anything? Huh?

The latest is that the bank that gave these loans had to go out of business as they "trusted" Stark ( he wore a shtreimel, nuuu) rather than made him go through the vigorous application process a bank must do. How is this not worse than a bank robbery, taking loans you know you cannot repay, then saying it is Real Estate problem? Shades of Rubashkin; when will you ever learn? This is a con, to take loans without proper invoices that you will pay back, claiming you fixed building with money and showing false invoices. Bankers are sitting in jail for not following procedures and he is "charitable" with that stolen money and honored? You think a baby born from stolen money is allowed? Is he Robin Hood? People work and scrimp and put money in bank for their grandkids, not a con mans. CHILUL HASHEM. A Charity in his name when he uses money he should have paid back to his loaners. Oh right, he declared bankruptcy after first withdrawing millions. DISGUSTING mockery of ten commandments. Yes Russian and Israeli Mafias may be involved, and the ban was apparently run by Italians, so who knows how many were angry. A LOT.

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