The European Beth Din’s key Dayanim are:

Dayan Ehrentreu - Av Beth Din - London

Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1932. He has been Rosh Beth Din of the United Synagogue from 1984 to 2007. Formerly he was the Rosh Beth Din of Manchester from 1978 to 1984 and prior to that he was the Rosh Kollel of the Sunderland from 1960 to 1978.

Dayan Ehrentreu has a tremendous experience in all Beth Din issues and heads the European Beth Din.


Dayan Menachem Gelley - Senior Dayan - London Beth Din

Dayan Menachem Gelley studied for many years at the Ponovez Yeshiva, Israel and at the Gateshead Kollel, UK. He joined the London Beth Din in 1993 and today serves as its Senior Dayan. He has lectured extensively on Jewish law and is also the Rabbi of the Ohr Chodosh Synagogue in Golders Green

Dayan Shmuel Simons - London Beth Din

Following extensive studying at both Gateshead Kollel and Golders Green Kollel, including being Rosh Chaburah for many years, Dayan Shmuel Simons was invited to join the London Beth Din in 2006. He has considerable expertise in Halacha and has published a sefer, 'Meil Shmuel'. He has lectured widely in Talmud and Halacha.

Dayan Raphael Evers - Amsterdam

Since 1990 Rabbi Raphael Evers is the Rabbi of the United Dutch synagogues (NIK). In addition, he is the principal of Beth Midrash Binyan Ariel (school for teachers and rabbis) and the face of the Dutch Jewish population on public affairs, responsible for press-releases, radio-interviews and TV interviews.

Rabbi Moshe Lebel – Moscow

After pusuing many years of  rabbinical studies in Ponevezh Yeshiva in B'nai Brak and in Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Rabbi Moshe Lebel started in 1990, upon the request and encouragement of Rabbi Moshe Soloveiczik, the project of the Yeshiva Torat Chaim in Moscow, which is still running very successfully today. He is also a Dayan in the Moscow Beth Din.

Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt - Chief Rabbi of Moscow

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt is the Chief Rabbi of Moscow and President of the Conference of European Rabbis, federating Jewish religious leaders in over 40 European states. Rabbi Goldschmidt possesses a degree from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. In 2009 he was invited as a visiting scholar to Harvard University.

Rabbi Rafael Bitan - Gibraltar

Rabbi Bitan learnt for many years in kollel in Jerusalem attaining Semicha as a Rabbi and subsequently Dayonus. He is also a professional mediator. He has served as a Dayan on the CER Beis Din. He currently lives in Gibraltar and is the Director of a Centre offering Conflict Resolution Services internationally.


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