The Day of Respect that was initiated by Rabbi Soetendorp in 2006 was celebrated for the sixth time on 10 November, 2011. More than 3.000 schools participated in the programme that centered on the theme "Respecting Myself". The schools addressed this topic in guest lectures, public events, discussions, music performances and a dance "flash mob" in the city center of Rotterdam.

Please find a video of the Day of Respect celebration in Rotterdam below:

More information about the Day of Respect (in Dutch) can be found at the website of the Day of Respect Foundation.

The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands