Blog – CST
21 Jun 2017 by CST
CST is delighted that our former Chief Executive and current board member Richard Benson was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Richard joined CST as a volunteer security officer in 1993 and became a full-time member of staff in 1998 as Head of Security. He was CST’s Chief Executive from 2001 until 2013 when he joined CST’s board of trustees. Under his leadership, CST became one of Britain’s foremost Jewish charities and a global leader in community-based security work.
2 Mar 2017 by CST
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, was the guest of honour at CST’s 2017 Annual Dinner in central London last night. The dinner is CST’s main fundraising event of the year. It was sponsored by Deloitte and attended by around 1,000 guests, including donors, politicians, Police officers, Jewish community partners and other supporters of CST’s work protecting our Jewish community.
27 Feb 2017 by CST
This week CST released the Annual Review 2016. The review is a chance to see the highlights of CST’s crucial work over the past year. CST received charitable status in 1994, and works to secure the Jewish community in the United Kingdom and fight antisemitism.
4 Aug 2016 by CST
The first six months of 2016 saw an 11 per cent increase in antisemitic hate incidents recorded in the UK compared to the same period in 2015, according to CST's Antisemitic Incident Report January-June 2016, published today.
2 Dec 2015 by CST
CST is pleased that the Muslim lobby group MEND has corrected an inaccurate article about CST that is on its website.
10 Nov 2015 by CST
250 supporters of CST attended its annual Northern Dinner, in a leading Manchester city centre hotel on the evening of 9 November 2015.
25 Mar 2015 by CST
CST has signed an agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to share antisemitic incident data with Police forces across the UK.
19 Mar 2015 by CST
Over 1,300 guests attended the CST Annual Dinner last night in central London. It was CST’s largest ever fundraiser and one of the UK Jewish community’s largest ever charity events.
6 Feb 2015 by CST
Today's Jewish Chronicle has the below article by CST's Director of Communications, Mark Gardner, discussing CST's latest annual report.
9 May 2014 by CST
England football manager Roy Hodgson was the guest speaker at a fundraising breakfast today for CST, held at the Arts Club in Central London. The room was packed full as attendees were warmly welcomed by CSTs Northern Regional Chairman Michael Edelson, who explained the valuable work against antisemitism performed …
6 Mar 2014 by CST
Nearly 1,000 guests heard the guest of honour and Leader of the Opposition, the Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband MP, pledge last night at the CST annual dinner to continue government funding for security guards at Jewish schools if Labour win the 2015 General Election. In a sincere and heartfelt speech, Mr.…
14 Oct 2013 by CST
Mike Whine MBE, CSTs Government and International Affairs Director has been appointed as the UK Member of the Strasbourg-based European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). ECRI is the human rights agency of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors racism, xenophobia and antisemitism, and …
8 Oct 2013 by CST
CST's work in combating antisemitic hate crime is often referred to as a model for other community organisations to follow in efforts to combat other forms of hate crime. This fits CST's ethos, that organisations working to reduce hate crime should oppose all forms of hate crime as a principle;…
4 Jul 2013 by CST
CST's Chief Executive, Richard Benson has decided to step down after 12 successful years at the helm. At the same time, CST announces that David Delew, currently CSTs Northern Regional Director, has been appointed his successor. Following a three month handover period, David will assume responsibility at CSTs North L…
21 Nov 2012 by CST
Today's Guardian has published the below letter from CST. On 17 November, the Guardian published my letter against contributors use of antisemitic imagery. This followed Steve Bells cartoon, depicting Tony Blair and William Hague as Benjamin Netanyahus glove puppets (16 November). I said antisemitic language may well be inadvertent and expl…
26 Apr 2012 by CST
CST is taking part in the Community Fun Run 2012 on Sunday 20th May at London Maccabi. Over the past 5 years over £500,000 has been raised for Jewish charities through the Community Fun Run. This important communal event has grown from the involvement of 13 charities in 2007 to 39 charities in 2012.?? Please join…
10 Apr 2012 by CST
Yesterday, CST Blog carried CST's initial response to the 5th April 2012 decision by the Upper Tribunal to overturn the Home Secretary's decision to deport Sheikh Ra'ed Salah. Now, having read the Tribunal's judgement, CST adds this, in addition to yesterday's blog posting: CST was contacted by the Home…
4 Oct 2011 by Dave Rich
Today is the 75th anniversary of the 'Battle of Cable Street', when an attempted march by Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (BUF), through largely-Jewish areas of the East End of London in October 1936, was prevented by huge numbers of anti-fascist protestors, who engaged in violent clashes with…