The Soetendorp Institute envisions a movement based on the peaceful and compassionate collaboration of people from different religions, cultures, countries and sectors of society that galvanizes individuals and countries to create just and sustainable communities in which the divine in all of us and in all creation is revered, respected and cherished.
We are guided by the universal principle, which in the Jewish faith is expressed in the imperative of tikkun olam, repairing a world that is broken, for those in need, for ourselves and our future. We strive to be an inspiration, a call to action, and to act as a catalyst, multiplier and connector, helping lead individuals, societies and countries, beginning with our own, on a path of promise, justice, respect, dignity and peace.
The mission of the Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values is to:
- Protect the Earth
- Work towards social and economic justice
- Build Peace and foster Reconciliation
- Promote interfaith and intergenerational dialogue
- Improve the lives of children worldwide
The Institute envisions a movement based on the peaceful and compassionate collaboration of people from different religions, cultures, countries and sectors of society that galvanizes individuals and countries to create just and sustainable communities in which the divine in all of us and in all...
Support our work of building bridges between the cultures, spiritual traditions, and generations by sending your donation to:
Stichting Jewish Institute for Human Values (JIHV)
Account number: 188.8.131.526
at F. van Lanschot Bankiers in The Hague
The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values provides the base of support from which and through which the award-winning humanitarian Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp works and is active as a public voice, World Connector, Earth Charter Commissioner and change agent in the Netherlands and...
Ira Goldberg serves as secretary of the Soetendorp Institute's board of directors. He is an expert in NGO management. He has managed and worked with both emergency and development NGOs and UN agencies in India, Hungary, and a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as well the USA, and the...
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Met bestuur van de stichting Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values is als volgt samengesteld:
Ir J.M. van Praag, voorzitter en penningmeester
I. Goldberg, secretaris
M.Q.H. van Poecke
Ir J.M.van Praag
Jack van Praag studeerde elektrotechniek in Delft en heeft zijn loopbaan gevolgd in...
The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values, formerly the Jewish Institute for Human Values, was founded in 2001, by three business people who were inspired by the message and work of Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp. All three men recognized in Rabbi Soetendorp a sincere teacher of compassion who...
Michael C. Slaby works as Program Manager for the Soetendorp Institute. He holds a Master with distinction in Comparative Religion, Political Science and International Law from Heidelberg University, Germany. His Master thesis analysed the World's Parliament of the Religions in 1893 that marked the...
Jacob Soetendorp, a rebuilder of Jewish communities after the Shoah, a pioneer of the interfaith encounter and a peace and human rights advocate, was born in one of the poor quarters of Amsterdam in 1914. Faced by the death of his father at 13, he helped his mother to take care of the...