On 1logo dag van respect toon je respect3 November, 2008, the Day of Respect, initiated by Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp and the Day of Respect Foundation, was celebrated for the third time since its launch in 2005. More than 2000 schools in the Netherlands participated at the event that included the invitation of famous personalities of the Dutch public life to come into schools and engage students around the meaning of respect for oneself and others.  

To read a one page summary of the background and history of the the Day of Respect, click here...

Visit the official Day of Respect website at  http://www.dagvanrespect.nl/ (in Dutch) and

Watch Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp explain the background of the Day of Respect on video (in Dutch):


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The Soetendorp Institute


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