Crisis Management

CST helps Jewish communal organisations to prepare their own crisis management plans for use in major incidents, whether terrorism related, or caused by any circumstance. CST works with major community partner groups including the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies, UJIA, the Office of the Chief Rabbi, the Reform Movement and others. (Much of this work was formerly overseen by CST under the umbrella of JESS, Jewish Emergency Support Service, established after the Lockerbie bombing of 1989.)

CST strongly advises that all Jewish communal organisations and venues have crisis management plans for use in major incidents. These plans should be regularly reviewed and properly understood by all relevant staff and users.   

CST asks that all UK Jewish communal organisations and venues prepare their own crisis plans, and that they ensure coordination of such planning with their local CST office. CST will be happy to assist in the preparation of such plans. 

In the event of a major incident, CST will activate its own crisis management plan, and will advise other Jewish communal organisations and venues as necessary. The process will be coordinated via CST’s national security control room, in conjunction with Police. 

For further assistance and advice regarding crisis management, please contact CST at enquiries@cst.org.uk.   

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“I never stop being amazed at the professional, selfless and totally dedicated commitment shown by the CST staff and volunteers. Our community is indebted to CST for the comprehensive protection the organisation provides, which sadly is so very necessary at this time.”

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth