Menahem Gordon was born in Rishon Le Zion. He studied at a Business College in London. He was a vinter and farmer and had a tobacco plantation and olive and almond groves. They would make their own home-made olive oil for their own use.
In 1933 he moved with his family to Rehovot where he worked in the citrus groves. When he died he was brought for burial in the old cemetery in Rechovot.