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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“Since 2003, CST has been a stalwart supporter of ODIHR in its efforts to effectively monitor antisemitic hate crime in the OSCE Region. With its rigorous methodology and innovative partnerships with the British police, it is viewed by many as representing the gold standard for NGO responses to all forms of hate crime. I wish CST all success in its exciting new phase of work.”

Michael Georg Link
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights