All posts tagged Community Security Group

‘Business as usual’ following security scare

THE Community Security Group (CSG) in NSW insists it will be “business as usual” for Shabbat services, after an online threat against Sydney’s Central Synagogue triggered a large-scale police operation on Sunday night.

Antisemitic hate by the numbers

MORE than twice as many antisemitic incidents were reported in NSW than Victoria in 2018, according to a new Community Security Group (CSG) analysis.

‘I’m scared to bring my daughter up here’

ON Shabbat morning Yeshiva Bondi graduate Rivkah Botnick was at her uncle's house in Pittsburgh when word spread that there was a shooting at a synagogue only four blocks from her house.

$2.2M for security funding

THE NSW Jewish community's vital security infrastructure will get a much-needed upgrade with a $2.2 million grant from the federal government.

‘Think security’, urges CSG

WITH the High Holy Days here, the Community Security Group (CSG) has asked members of the community to be on the lookout for any unusual activity, such as suspicious people, objects and vehicles.

Changing of the guard

AFTER a decade at the helm of one of our most vital community organisations, Community Security Group (CSG) head of security David Rothman will step down later this year.

Stalwart Nadel turns 100

Not everyone gets personal letters from the Israeli President and the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces for their 100th birthday. But then Julius Nadel, who celebrated his centennial milestone on June 8, has certainly lived an extraordinary life.

Motive still not known

THE motive behind an attack on two Jews on Erev Shavuot is still unknown. Dozens of Community Security Group (CSG) volunteers were called in on Saturday night when a young Jewish woman was stabbed in the neck and face in Caulfield North.

Israel Independence Day

$4 million security boost

A LANDMARK $4 million boost to security upgrades for the Victorian Jewish community was announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation on Sunday.

Premier’s praise for Israel

SEVENTY years of independence for Israel – a state that embodies "the best of Jewish tradition, free speech and debate, innovation, ingenuity and above all else, resilience", according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was celebrated at a Yom Ha'atzmaut reception on Monday night with over 700 attendees including political figures and interfaith leaders.