Mr. Jacob Max (Jaap) Hartog is the former the President of Ipor and NIK, Holland.
Born and raised in Holland, Mr. Max was always involved and active in his community. in his younger years he have been active in B’nei Akiva. later on he was working in the textile-waste business while staying a key member of the community.
Mr. Max has been the president of the Jewish Congregation of Enschede for 25 years in which period he had managed to restored the shul of Enschede of which people say it is the nicest from Western-Europe, he had also managed to restored the cemetery of Enschede and the mikva. through their activities they were also able to merged the 3 kehillot Enschede, Hengelo and Almelo together and formed the Jewish Congregation of Twente.
Later on Mr. Max was asked to become the president of Ipor and after that to became the president of the NIK which is the Organisation of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands.
Mr. Max is now living in Amsterdam, along with his wife, Elize Zanten. He is also a father to 2 children and a happy grand father to 6 grand-children.