A gala melava malka was held Motzai Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa to celebrate the haschalas habinyan. In attendance were prominent Rabbonim, including members of the Beis Din, as well as the mayor, R' Meir Rubinstein, his right-hand R' Yehuda Deutsch, and the head of the Degel HaTorah party in Beitar R' Dudi Zaltz.
The attendees enjoyed a hot catered meal. Speakers included Rav Hardt, Rav of Emunas Yisroel; Harav Tzvi Braverman, the Av Beis Din of Beitar; Rav Avraham Shtiglitz, Rav of Sanz in Beitar and member of the Beis Din; Rav Barzovsky, Rav of Slonim and member of the Beis Din; the mayor R' Meir Rubinstein; R' Dudi Zaltz; as well as other Rabbonim.
Members of the kehilla, the Rabbonim and the mayor signed the megillas hayesod, the foundation document of the building outlining the purpose of the shul as a place of Torah, Tefillah, and Avodas Hashem.
Rabbi Stark's rebbi, Rav Yosef Yitzchok Lerner sent his best wishes, as did Rav Meir Simcha Aurbach (son of Rav S. Z. Aurbach zt"l) and Rav Nissan Kaplan.