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Winners 2016


Hanan Lipskin

AI based app that protects children from cyberbullying/­pedophilia. Tracks abusive content alerting parents in real-time if child is being threatened.


Erich Lehmann

A simple and safe communication platform for teachers(free), parents and students. Users can create virtual classrooms, publish, upload and share.


Olga Fler

An auction that raises money for charity via meetings. The platform uses crowdfunding & networking to help charities raise money by connecting people.

THE CERprize 2016
Gala Event Munich, Germany

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CER Judging Panel

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Ilja Gorelik

Ilja Gorelik lives in Berlin, runs several successful businesses and actively angel invests in few European promising startups. With vast knowledge in Telecommunications and technical product development he contributed to the success of several disruptive Telecom and Social startups recognized within the most fast growing in the industry.

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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.

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Leonid Solovyev

Mr. Solovyev is COO at Global Advisors LLC (DST Global) Mr. Solovyev joined FD Russia & CIS in 2006 and has led the Moscow-based regional practice since 2007.

Leonid is a strategic thinker, team driver and strong leader. He sees further than anybody else and has complex global approach in strategy communications development.

The Conference of European Rabbis

- founded in 1956 -

The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) is the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe uniting 700 mainstream synagogue communities in Europe and 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.

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.

Members 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.

Conference Leadership

CER President

Pinchas Goldschmidt
Chief Rabbi of Moscow


Previous CER President

Lord Dr Immanuel Jacobovits
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain

Presidium Chairman

Joseph Sitruk
Former CER President
Former Chief Rabbi of France


2001 - 2011 Executive Director

Rabbi Aba Dunner

Associate President

Lord Dr. Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi of Great Britain

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