CST high­lights its help to Danes

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JC RE­PORTER

THE COM­MU­NITY Se­cu­rity Trust’s sup­port to Dan­ish Jewry in the af­ter­math of the ter­ror­ist at­tack on Copen­hagen’s Great Syn­a­gogue in Fe­bru­ary was high­lighted at the CST’s north­ern din­ner in Manch­ester on Mon­day.

North­ern re­gional di­rec­tor Amanda Bom­sz­tyk briefed the 250 guests on the at­tack, in which lo­cal se­cu­rity vol­un­teer Dan Uzan was mur­dered.

She also in­tro­duced an emo­tive film made by the CST’s Dan­ish coun­ter­parts, fea­tur­ing CCTV footage shot be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter the at­tack.

Then a Den­mark Jewish leader, Jonathan Fis­cher, ad­dressed din­ers, say­ing: “We need a part­ner­ship be­tween the au­thor­i­ties and the Jewish com­mu­nity in a cri­sis be­cause nei­ther of us can do it on our own.

“I want to ex­tend spe­cial thanks to CST and to David Delew and Amanda Bom­sz­tyk who flew in im­me­di­ately [af­ter the at­tack]. They showed we are not just a Jewish com­mu­nity in Copen­hagen but are part of a large Jewish com­mu­nity through­out the world. It meant the world to us.”

Other speak­ers in­cluded Greater Manch­ester Po­lice Chief Con­sta­ble Ian Hop­kins and As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble Garry She­wan.

“I have a really good re­la­tion­ship with CST in Greater Manch­ester, ” Mr Hop­kins said. “I’m proud of the work we do to­gether and you have my word that we will con­tinue to work to­gether in tack­ling hate crime and pre­vent­ing ter­ror­ism.”

CST Manch­ester chair­man Mike Edel­son warned: “The threat has never been so wide­spread, so im­me­di­ate and so un­pre­dictable.

“That’s why ev­ery­thing is much worse to­day: and that’s why CST has to keep on rais­ing its game.”

‘The threat has never been so wide­spread’

Iain Duncan Smith with ten­ant Bert Tendler

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