b'RABBI MENACHEM BOMBACHPHOTO CREDIT: AZRIEL YITSCHAKYRabbi Menachem Bombach is a community leader, educational entrepreneur, and Founder and Director of the Netzach Educational Network, an alternative educational system for Israels ultra-Orthodox community. In 2013, he founded the preparatory program for Haredi students at the Hebrew University and the Midrasha Chassidit Torah Academy in Beitar for boys from Hassidic backgrounds. Since then, under his leadership, the Netzach Educational Network has expanded to include 12 elementary and high schools, recognized by Israels Ministry of Education, and a successful preuniversity online learning program. In April 2021, Menachem was appointed a member of the National Committee for Research and Development in the field of promoting science and technology education.A Fellow of the Mandel Leadership Program, Menachem engages regularly with different sectors of Israeli society and explains how to understand and engage with Haredi society to groups including the Israeli Police and the Israel Defense Forces. He is regularly invited to participate in conversations in the Israeli media and overseas about the Haredi community in Israel, and his blog for the Times of Israel was voted as one of the most significant blogs of the year in both 2020 and 2021. As a Viznitzer Chassid, he attended the Ahavat Yisrael Yeshiva and the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and then completed a B.A. in Education at the Moreshet Yaakov Institute and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.For further information: Netzach Educational Network website (www.netzach.org.il) Follow Menachem on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mmbombachA MOSAIC OF ISRAEL|75 UNSUNG HEROS'