Quiet New Year on the security front

By Barry Toberman, September 22, 2009

The Community Security Trust has reported an almost trouble-free Rosh Hashanah at British synagogues.

Only a small number of minor incidents were recorded, mostly abuse being shouted from cars at congregants walking to or from shuls in London, Hertfordshire and Manchester.

CST communications director Mark Gardner said that while the incidents were “disturbing for the victims, overall it was a peaceful weekend”.

Co-operation with the police had been a crucial factor with patrols stepped up around synagogues and other communal buildings. A similar operation will be in place for Yom Kippur.

Last updated: 1:53pm, September 22 2009