BTJ Graduate Grateful For the Chance to Give Back

fibre-opticWhen Boys Town Jerusalem recently sought out companies to submit bids for installing fibre optic cables on campus, one firm made an offer that could not be refused. Netanel Hadad, the 32-year-old founder and CEO of Natinet Communications Systems, offered to carry out the significant work at no cost whatsoever.

Natanel excelled in his studies, and having graduated from Boys Town Jerusalem’s College of Applied Engineering, he went on to serve for over five years in a high-level IDF computer networking unit.

After his discharge, he worked in electronics and computer-related businesses before setting up his own company 18 months ago. Today, Natinel Communications Systems, which specializes in fibre optic and other systems, counts some of Israel’s largest corporations among its client base.

The Boys Town Jerusalem assignment, to install 5,000 feet of fibre optic cables connecting the Internet communications system from the academic building to the dormitories was quite labour intensive. Dean of Students, Rabbi Meir Linchner pointed out that Netanel worked after-hours for many days to complete the large-scale, complex project.

“Boys Town Jerusalem contributed a great deal to me,” Netanel told Rabbi Linchner. “I owe you my studies, my life. I’m grateful that I can give a bit back in return.”

“Netanel Hadad is a true tzadik (a person of outstanding virtue),” Rabbi Linchner declared of the former student. “and is a source of enormous pride for Boys Town.”