Henri Markens

From 1986 to 2006, Henri Markens was principal of the Joods Lyceum Maimonides (Jewish Maimonides High School) in Amsterdam. Since then he serves as director-general of the Organization for Jewish Education. He has also been chairman of the Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands from 1994-2002. He was chairman of the CJO, the umbrella organization of Dutch Jewry, from 2000 to 2002.

Publications by Henri Markens

Insights into the Situation of the Jews in the Netherlands

Demographic research by the Jewish social organization JMW shows that three-quarters of the Dutch Jewish community, which numbers about 30,000, is not organized in one of the three religious organizations-the Ashkenazi, Progressive, and Portuguese. Among other things, this means they do not send their children to a Jewish school and, if they are ill, do not go to the Jewish hospital. Close to half of the Jews live in Amsterdam and the adjacent southern suburb of Amstelveen. Read More »