From the first time we met Rabbi Menachem he gave our son Elad a sense of self-confidence, and made him feel as comfortable as possible throughout the Bar Mitzvah preparation. Elad was blessed to have his Bar Mitzvah in Nes Tziona Israel, as well as the Kotel. It was on the Shabbat of the Bar Mitzvah celebration that we had realized the level of study that Elad had undergone. The synagogue was silent as Elad read his entire Parasha and it was a long one, Parashat Vayikra. Everyone present was in awe that such a young boy from Australia can come and read his Parasha with such preciseness and beauty, even the Rabbi was left with tears in his eyes.