Europe’s top rabbis have congratulated Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu for receiving one of Germany’s highest honours.
Ehrentreu, the head of the European Beth Din, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contribution to the German Jewish community, which has flourished in recent years.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, will award Ehrentreu in a formal ceremony in March at the Foreign Office in Berlin, acknowledging the “crucial” role he has played in rebuilding traditional Jewish life in the country.
“I want to extend my congratulations to Dayan Ehrentreu for this tremendous award,” said Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt of the Conference of European Rabbis.
“His contribution to the Germany Jewish community, and indeed European Jewry in general, is outstanding and I wish him well for his continued service.”