Winners attend an all expense paid trip to the annual gala presentation evening, held in a European Capital meeting parliamentarians, dignitaries, and CER members. Be there.
The Conference of European Rabbis recognizes the importance tech and innovation is in today’s society. Therefore by rewarding, supporting these projects annually, the CER is investing in the good of the future of our world. Enter your mission and you can win the First Prize of €26,000 cash or one of the two €18,000 cash runner-up prizes. We measure success by the amount of good you’re doing in the world.
An Israeli entrepreneur Vardi founded & built over 60 high-tech companies. In 1970, Vardi was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Development.
Sent to the U.S. to serve as the Director of the Investment Authority in North America, and Consul For Economic Affairs of the State of Israel in New York he acted as an advisor to the Israeli mission to the U.N. Upon returning to Israel, he served as the first Director General of the Ministry of Energy.
Goldschmidt is President of CER, The Conference of European Rabbis, and Chief Rabbi of Moscow. Elected CER’s President in July 2011, the fourth President of CER in 54 years, he is the first to hold the post outside Western Europe.
Goldschmidt is the spiritual leader of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the head of the Rabbinical court of the (CIS) Commonwealth of Independent States and is an officer of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically as well.
Barinov founder of BlockNotary, in May 2015, provides automated video interviews for remote identity verification, ready to integrate with business processes. Blockchain securely time stamps every interview and protects it from tampering. He is also the Founder of Blood Donor App and ItsBeta.
Barinov is the 1st place winner of 2013’s CER App Prize. Barinov studied at Moscow State University & graduated in 2003 from Russian State Technological University with a B.S. in Material science.
The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) is the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe uniting 700 mainstream synagogue communities in Europe.
CER was founded in 1956 to revive destroyed European Jewish communities by British Chief Rabbi Sir Israel Brodie supported by the Chief Rabbis of France, Jacob Kaplan, Amsterdam, Aharon Schuster and the British Sephardic spiritual leader, Hacham Gaon.
The first conference took place in 1957 in Amsterdam. Visit the website of the Conference of European Rabbis @ www.rabbiscer.org
CER defends the religious rights of Jews in Europe, and has become the voice of Judaism for the European continent. It has been involved in defending the rights of Jews to slaughter animals according to Jewish law and for Jews to circumcise their children.
CER also functions as a collegial rabbinical authority, certifying the validity of conversions & kashruth and other rabbinical legal decisions. CER has helped facilitate communities with problems including Kashrut, conversion, divorce, Rabbinical recruitment, and others.
Run by a Standing Committee of 35 members meeting twice a year, in a European capital and conduct internal deliberations, Jewish community visits and political meetings with government leaders and officials.
The Standing Committee members are Chief Rabbis of European countries and its most important cities along with the senior rabbinical judges. The general convention of the Rabbinate convenes once every two years to discuss matters of great importance to the global Jewish community.
Chief Rabbi of Moscow
Former CER President
Former Chief Rabbi of France
Lord Dr. Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
Previous CER President
Lord Dr Immanuel Jacobovits
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
Executive Director 2012 - Present
Rabbi Elimelech Vanzetta
2001 - 2011 Executive Director
Rabbi Aba Dunner
First Executive Director
Rabbi Maurice (Moshe) Rose
"The CER prize has been instrumental in taking Rize to the next level. With their generous support we have been able to develop the next major version of our app not just for individuals but for counselling services and charities as well. We have had a great time connecting with the CER team and look forward to being a part of the CER alumni"
"Victory in this prestigious contest has helped our project “Donor”. We have significantly increased user base and added new features that can help us to increase the number of donors in the future." - Igor Barinov
Following the principle of “tikkun olam” we have created an application for people with diabetes named “Diabetes” and for the year it became the most popular application for diabetics in Russia for smartphones." - Igor Barinov
It is such an honor to be a CERprize winner. This prize has done so much for our app.