The Community Security Group Victoria has issued the following security advice for our Jewish community in Goldstein, and neighbouring areas:
CSG Victoria is aware that there is a heightened level of fear and anxiety across our community, and we are calling for calm.
We know that with every escalation in Israel, there is an inevitable and parallel increase in antisemitism. This has been anticipated. We are prepared and are dealing with every incident.
You will see increased CSG and Victoria Police presence in the community. Do not be alarmed, this is routine and to ensure our safety and security.
We ask that you implement the following for your own and broader community welfare:
- In an emergency call 000 immediately. Then contact CSG Victoria using the JEAP app or by calling the 24/7 emergency hotline on 1300 000 274.
- If you are involved in or witness any antisemitic or suspicious activity first-hand report it to CSG Victoria and Victoria Police.
- Do not disseminate details of incidents on social forums or private group chats. This spreads fear and leads to the rapid sharing of often incorrect information.
- Listen to the information and advice of reputable sources only. CSG will disseminate information to community via JEAP and CSG Victoria social media.