Ronny Naftaniel Lecture

The biennial Ronny Naftaniel lecture has been organized since 2016 to honor the efforts of
Ronny Naftaniel into the Jewish Community and in particular into the JHF.


naftanielRonny Naftaniel was involved in the negotiations on Jewish war claims in the Netherlands that led to (but not limited to) the establishment of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund. Of our fund, he was a highly valued chairman for many years. 


4th Ronny Naftaniel lecture

On October 30th, 2022, the 4th lecture will take place in the Hague. Our keynote speaker will be Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, Dutch Minister of Justice and Security. Register now


Previous speakers:

  • 2020 - Isaac Herzog, Chair of the Executive of The Jewish Agency.
  • 2018 - Wopke Hoekstra,  Minister of Finance of the Netherlands.
  • 2016 - Aryeh Neier, American human rights activist (co-founder of Human Rights Watch and former president of George Soros's Open Society Institute) and Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Bleich.


Isaac Herzog 2020 ;Dutch Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra - 2018 Aryeh Neier and rabbi Yaakov Bleich - 2016
Gigi Gil (moderator RNL 2020)



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