Menachem Mendel (1963) is kunstenaar en werd opgeleid als koloniaal historicus. In 2016 was hij vrijwilliger op het reddingsschip Golfo Azzurro van Stichting Bootvluchteling.
Zijn motto is: “We need to reconnect the fine threads and the gleanings– that bring us to our brothers Ishmael, that are almost lost to us. It is possible that the time has already passed but we are required at least to try. It is incumbent upon us to begin afresh to build a spiritual bridge between Judaism and Islam, to this I desire.”