Dayan Ehrentreu was appointed to the post of Rosh Beth Din in London by Lord Jackobovits in 1984. He was known as the Rosh Beth Din (rather than the traditional "Av" Beth Din) as the title of Av Beth Din is formally held by the Chief Rabbi. By dint of his workload as well as convention of his office, the Chief Rabbi is not involved in Beth Din work. Serving together with Ehrentreu during his tenure were Dayan Kaplan, Dayan Menachem Gelley, Dayan Abraham, Dayan Binstock, and Dayan Yitzhak Berger (Consultant). Dayan Ehrentreu retired from the Beth Din in January 2008 but continues his responsibilities as a consultant to the Beth Din. became Av Beth Din of European Beth Din (Basel, Switzerland) 2008.
Ehrentreu is a leading authority in all areas of Jewish law, with particular expertise in the fields of Medical Ethics, Conversions and Kashrut. He has presented to the House of Lords Select Committees on medical ethical issues, such as stem cell research and euthanasia. The Chief Rabbi commented when Ehrentreu announced his retirement, "The Dayan possesses a rare combination of authority, wisdom, compassion and understanding of our community."
Dayan Ehrentreu is the rabbinical european religious authority of Tiferes Bais Yisroel an organisation founded to reinforce halachik standards for conversion.
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