CST hosts security briefings across the country ahead of Rosh Hashana

11 Sep 2015 by CST

CST hosted briefings in North London, Redbridge, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, South London, Liverpool, South Wales and Birmingham ahead of the High Holy Day period.

CST briefed close to 800 volunteers and Police, exceeding attendance numbers from any previous High Holy Day briefings.

Those in attendance received an update on the current situation with regard to antisemitism in the UK, including an overview of the joint CST and Police security operation for the High Holy Day period. CST also delivered presentations on antisemitic incidents, commercial guarding, crisis management and CST’s ongoing training and volunteer recruitment.

Speakers included CST Chief Executive David Delew, CST Chairman of Trustees Gerald Ronson CBE, Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan of Greater Manchester Police and Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Helen Ball.

The briefings were well received and Police and volunteers have said that they feel well equipped to provide the necessary security and reassurance to our community over the High Holy Days.

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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