Marat Schlafstein was born in April 1986 in Odessa and immigrated with his family to Berlin when he was two years old. Since 2012 Marat works as the Youth and Community Affairs Officer of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. His main goal is to strengthen programs for young Jews all over Germany. Marat is also the main person responsible for Jewrovision, a mega event for young Jews from all over Germany. Marat is married to Shelly and the father of Liam (5), Liel (5) and Liron (3).