Innovate Peace.

Repairing The World by Doing Good.


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.

Repair The World

CER focuses on rewarding those using tools of new generations in the best ways. By acting in accordance with the Jewish principle of ‘Tikkun Olam’ – they are ‘Repairing The World.’
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Higher Purpose

A new generation of young entrepreneurs grows around the world. Those whose mission is to solve problems with an altruistic motivation are less often recognised. Our award is for them.
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Reward The Best

CER and its extensive European network with dozens & dozens of open doors, supports the work of these people in industries from business, leisure, travel, education to entertainment.
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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.

CER Judging Panel

Yossi Vardi



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.

Pinchas Goldschmidt



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.

Igor Barinov



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.

About Conference of European Rabbis

The Conference of European Rabbis

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 @

Religious Rights of

Jews in Europe

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.


Standing Committee

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.



CER President

Pinchas Goldschmidt

Chief Rabbi of Moscow

Presidium Chairman

Joseph Sitruk

Former CER President

Former Chief Rabbi of France

Associate President

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



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