The European Beth Din (EBD) was established over 35 years ago, at the initiative of the late Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits z”l, who was president of the Conference of European Rabbis at the time, in response to repeated requests from European communities where there was no functioning or recognised Rabbinical Court.
The EBD is headed by its Av Beth Din - Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu Shlit”a, who has over 50 years of experience leading the most distinguished Batei Din in the United Kingdom, having served as Rosh Beth Din of London for over 20 years, and as Av Beth Din of Manchester for close to a decade, prior to that. Dayan Ehrentreu is respected and acknowledged as the foremost Senior Halachic authority in Europe.
In addition, the EBD employs other Senior Dayanim from established European Batei Din.
The EBD works across the entire European continent and serves individuals and communities in various ways. Our Beth Din enjoys a close relationship with other reputable Batei Din the world over, as well as with the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel.
The European Beth Din is an affiliate of the Conference of European Rabbis.