June 2016 News Archive

  • Man sentenced to 16 weeks for antisemitic abuse

    17 Jun 2016 by CST

    CST welcomes the conviction and sentencing today of Geoffrey Ingram for racially aggravated abuse following an incident in June 2015 on Regent Street. The abuse occurred after a minor motoring incident, after which the offender intimidated the victim, readily identifying him as Jewish because the victim was wearing a kippah (a Jewish skullcap). The offender, at close quarters, shouted at the victim a series of antisemitic insults and threats before the Police were called. The victim reported the incident to CST and commented that after the incident he was “really shaken up – I had to cancel meetings that day because I was a bag of nerves”. This clearly demonstrates the enormous impact that antisemitic abuse has on the victim, and that all incidents should be taken seriously and reported.

  • CST hosts sell-out fundraiser with Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne in concert

    16 Jun 2016 by CST

    On Thursday night, Young CST hosted a sell-out event in London with chart-topper Jess Glynne and world-renowned music producer Mark Ronson. Over 180 guests attended the event, organised by the Young CST Committee, with a dinner followed by Jess Glynne performing a number of her well known hits and a DJ set from Mark Ronson.

  • Following year of desecrations new programme piloted to preserve Jewish cemeteries

    15 Jun 2016 by CST

    The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative was launched last week in Strasbourg, France at a briefing at the Council of Europe. The Initiative aims to restore cemeteries across Eastern Europe, and has so far restored several in Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Serbia and Moldova. Cemetery desecrations cause deep distress to both families of those who are buried at the cemetery, and to the wider Jewish community. It shows Jews that they are not safe from repellent antisemitism, even in death. Damage to Jewish cemeteries can also be simple criminal vandalism and is not always necessarily motivated by antisemitism.

  • CST stands in solidarity with victims of Orlando terror attack

    14 Jun 2016 by CST

    CST wishes to express solidarity with those attacked by Omar Mateen at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando this weekend. The siege was the deadliest homophobic attack in the United States. At time of writing, 49 people have been confirmed dead following the mass shooting and three-hour siege.  

  • CST working to protect the kehilla

    10 Jun 2016 by CST

    CST hosted a successful open evening this week for members of the kehilla in Stamford Hill. The evening was aimed at those interested in joining or working with CST to help protect our Jewish community. CST invests in the kehilla to ensure the ongoing safety and future protection of all Jewish communities in the United Kingdom. CST has spent, in addition to government funding administered by CST, over £1.2 million for security measures within the kehilla.