Council Member Stephen Levin and Rabbi David Niederman are issuing this statement following the death of Menachem “Max” Stark.
Council Member Stephen Levin said, “My deepest condolences go to the family of Menachem Stark and the Williamsburg community. The NYPD and Nassau County Police Department are continuing to investigate this incident and will bring those responsible for this heinous crime to justice. If anyone has information regarding this crime I urge them to come forward and contact the police.”
Rabbi David Niederman, Executive Director of United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, said, “The community mourns the death of our beloved community member Menachem Stark, and our prayers are with his family who loved and cared for him immensely. Menachem Stark was a charitable man, donating to institutions and needy individuals alike, and everyone in the community is devastated and feels this loss on a personal level. We are saddened and dumbfounded how people can commit such heinous crimes against anyone, but especially against such a generous person who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Every resource must be expended to apprehend the criminals responsible and we call on anyone with information about this crime to come forward. The community thanks the New York and Nassau County Police Departments who have worked around the clock on this case.”
(YWN – Studio B)