October 2018 Blog Archive
29 Oct 2018 by CST
Following the tragic mass casualty shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA, this Shabbat, CST has sent this security bulletin to all UK Jewish communal venues, requesting that our community remains calm, vigilant and cooperative with security measures.
26 Oct 2018 by CST
In 2003, the Jewish community in Istanbul was devastated when two truck bombs targeted the Bet Israel and Neve Shalom synagogues, killing 25 people. Many of the injuries were caused by shattered glass. In order to learn from this terrible experience, CST set up the Protective Windows Project to ensure that communal buildings’ windows would be able to withstand any such attack.
24 Oct 2018 by CST
Earlier this month Hassan Butt, a former leading member of the Manchester branch of the notorious Islamist organisation al-Muhajiroun, was jailed for 13 years.
23 Oct 2018 by CST
Convicted Holocaust denier, Robert Faurisson died this week in Vichy, France. Faurisson not only denied the deaths of 6 million Jews in Europe, but also unapologetically mocked the Holocaust. Renowned French historian Valerie Igounet, labelled him a “forger.” Faurisson died the day after addressing an event organised by assistant editor of the UK far-right publication, Heritage and Destiny. Before the end of the event, when the Shepperton hotel management who were unwittingly hosting the event, realised the true nature of what was going on in their hotel, the management “demanded” the conference ended, and when met with opposition from the Holocaust deniers, the meeting was forcibly finished.
23 Oct 2018 by CST
This October, CST supported National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) organised by 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign alongside Stop Hate UK. CST attended events and ran stalls around London and produced a successful social media campaign to raise awareness of NHCAW and the importance of reporting hate crime.
15 Oct 2018 by CST
This year, CST will be supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week, organised by 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign alongside Stop Hate UK. The main aim of 17-24-30 is to actively remember the victims of hate crime and to support those whose lives have been permanently changed due to acts of hate. The prevailing message of the week is that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities and that we will work together to tackle hate crime wherever it is found. National Hate Crime Awareness Week was founded in 2009 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the London Nail bomb attacks in Brixton.
11 Oct 2018 by CST
Going to university or college is one of the most exciting and life-changing experiences a person can have. The exposure to new knowledge, hundreds of new societies to join, new hobbies and interests to explore and for many, the first time leaving a familiar social circle and making new friends. For Jewish students, going to university should be an overwhelmingly positive and rewarding experience, just like for any other students.
9 Oct 2018 by CST
Over the High Holy Day period in September and the beginning of October, CST was proud to run a joint digital campaign with partner, Tell Mama, who record and measure anti-Muslim incidents in the UK. The campaign, ‘#DontLabelMe I am Human Too’, was born out of a Europe-wide project, and reached over 2 million people.
4 Oct 2018 by Dave Rich
'Corbyn has said and done things that can reasonably be described as antisemitic,' writes Dave Rich