#InterfaithteachersCooking Sunday 15 November 2015 at JW3

JW3-social-Banner_2Are you a teacher interested in meeting teachers from other faiths?

If so, come along and participate in a practical social action project together. JW3Mitzvah Day Nisa-Nashim Jewish Women’s Network, together with faith-based teachers’ associations (Muslim Teachers’ Association and Jewish Teachers’ Association) are organising a brilliant interfaith, Social Action Cooking event on the afternoon of Sunday 15 November at the beautiful JW3, for Mitzvah Day, which we’d love for Jewish Teachers to be a part of. Further details are below. Numbers are limited so sign up now!

You will get the opportunity to cook food for the homeless with teachers from other faiths and the chance to get to know other like-minded teachers informally while working together to address a key social issue. It is also a great chance to share your thoughts and learn from the other participants about different attitudes to helping those less fortunate, and to form networks you can build on in the future. All food prepared will be donated to C4WS, a network of winter night shelters in churches across Camden.

landing_page_hero_4To book and for more information, contact Abigail at Mitzvah Day at abigail@mitzvahday.org.uk or on 020 3747 9963

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Looking forward to seeing many of you on 15 November!

Salaam, Shalom,

Flora, Lubna and Rukhsana

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Director of Education opportunity @NNLS_Masorti

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New North London Synagogue currently has a fabulous job opportunity: Director of Education
For the detailed Job Description and Person Spec see: http://www.nnls-masorti.org.uk/page.php?ID=155
Applications by CV and detailed covering letter to Claire Mandel, Executive Director on execdirector@nnls-masorti.org.uk
Closing Date: 30th January 2015

 

Job opportunity: Work for Tzedek’s Education Team

The Jewish International Development Charity, Tzedek is seeking an outstanding and inspirational educator who can lead from the front as well as motivate our enthusiastic staff, volunteers, and Jewish communal leaders . Find out more about the Tzedek Education Programmes Director role here or email Jude on jude@tzedek.org.uk or call Tzedek on 020 3603 8120

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Guest post from @JewishWomensAid

Hello Jewish Teachers,

I coordinate the Jewish Women’s Aid Education programme which has, for many years, delivered sessions looking at domestic abuse and healthy relationships in schools. In the past year we have found schools have changed what they want from us and the working relationship has become more challenging.

We want to redevelop our work to make sure we are supporting with the right information at the right time in the best format and we need some help with advice and ideas. If you are able to give this project a little of your time over the summer holidays please comment here or send a PM.

Thank you so much,

Claire Godley,
Jewish Women’s Aid
claire@jwa.org.uk
www.jwa.org.uk
020 8445 8060

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Advice for teachers and schools on dealing with the current conflict in Gaza/Israel- Revised July 2014

We have published some updated guidance on dealing with the current conflict in Gaza and Israel. The guidance is also available as a pdf download here - Advice for teachers and schools on dealing with the current conflict in Gaza

We welcome any feedback or resources to improve this guidance.

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Guest post from @YachadUK

Today we have a guest post from Rebecca from Yachad:

I’m Becky, the youth and student outreach worker at Yachad, a pro-peace, pro-Israel organisation that aims to engage large numbers of British Jews through education and debate in support of a two state solution in Israel. I’m currently working on expanding our resources for primary and secondary school teachers. I want to ensure that the resources I create are relevant and useful, therefore I am looking for teachers to feed into the development process. This can involve as little or as much time as you have to spare, please email Rebecca@yachad.org.uk to express your interest or for more info.

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Rebecca is the youth and student outreach worker at Yachad, she has a background in working with young people in alternative educational settings and an MA in Museum and Gallery Education. Her desire to work to support a peaceful outcome to the Israel Palestine conflict was solidified while living in Israel and volunteering with The Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage.

To find out more about Yachad, click here to visit their website.

#TMCollaborate 14th July 2014 at Park High

It’s the summer, so it’s a good opportunity to take part in some free CPD and make plans for September- Debbie Ferrer tells us about an opportunity she is involved with in Harrow.

#TMCollaborate will take place on the 14th July at Park High School. This event offers an opportunity for those colleagues to present back on their collaborative projects presented earlier on in the year, and also will provide teachers and support staff with an opportunity pitch for specific subject/ pedagogical/ pastoral/ research collaborative projects for next academic year.

If you would like to be an audience member, present back on a project you’ve worked on this year, or would like to pitch and invite others to work with you in September, please add your name to the wiki page or email me on dferrer@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk and I can add you.

Thanks, Debbie

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JTA Roundtable event- postponed

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Jewish Teachers’ Association event JTA Roundtable: Challenges & Opportunities facing Educators & Leaders has had to be postponed.

Please continue to follow JTA on our Facebook group UK Jewish Teachers, our Facebook pageand our twitter account @jewishteacher.

You can also continue to post and contact other Jewish teachers using our JTA Connect email list. The Jewish Teachers’ Association Connect mailing list is a great way to connect with other Jewish educators from across the UK.

You can use the mailing list for communications such as:

  • Advertising job opportunities
  • Sharing educational resources
  • Promoting educational events

To join the Jewish Teachers’ Association mailing list please follow this link: 

http://jewishteachers.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/connect_jewishteachers.org.uk

  • Scroll down to the section ‘Subscribing to Connect’
  • Enter your email address
  • Your name
  • Choose a password

You can also choose whether or not you’d prefer individual emails or a daily digest of emails from the JTA connect list.

Best wishes,

Deborah Harris

JTA Administrator

info@jewishteachers.org.uk

 

Jewish Teachers’ Association

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Jewish Teachers’ Association Networking and Round Table Discussion Event

Come to our first annual JTA networking event and round table discussion.

With a high calibre panel of exciting educators and thinkers, we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in education today.

The round table will be led by the Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies, Laura Marks, and will also include Jenny Hoffman, a Senior Leadership Development Officer at Teach First.

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Laura Marks

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This event takes place at Moishe House London, in Willesden Green.

Moishe House is an organisation dedicating to supporting the young, Jewish community.

The event will take place Sunday, June 8th, from 6 – 8pm

RSVP using the form below

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Dear Jewish Teacher,

Thanks for your interest in the JTA, our network of over 200 Jewish educators and education workers.

Update your details

The JTA is updating our database of over 200 Jewish Teachers and Educators. If you have recently changed jobs or contact details, please let us know so we can continue to keep you updated.

Upcoming event

We are really excited about our upcoming JTA Networking and Round Table Discussion- ‘The Challenges facing Jewish Teachers and Leaders’.

We’ll explore with a high calibre panel of exciting educators and thinkers the various opportunities and challenges facing Jewish Teachers and Leaders in the UK today. The round table will be led by the Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies, Laura Marks, and will also include Jenny Hoffman, who is a Senior Leadership Development Officer at Teach First.

This event takes place at Moishe House London, in Willesden Green.

Moishe House is an organisation dedicating to supporting the young, Jewish community.

The event will take place Sunday, June 8th, from 6 – 8pm

RSVP by clicking here.

Mailing List

To join the Jewish Teachers’ Association mailing list please follow this link:

http://jewishteachers.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/connect_jewishteachers.org.uk

  • Scroll down to the section ‘Subscribing to Connect’
  • Enter your email address
  • Your name
  • Choose a password

You can also choose whether or not you’d prefer individual emails or a daily digest of emails from the JTA connect list.

Facebook and Twitter

If you have a Facebook account please join our Facebook group UK Jewish Teachers, and like our Facebook page. You can also follow our twitter account @jewishteacher

Many thanks,

Deborah Harris

JTA Administrator

jewishteachersassociation@gmail.com

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Tutoring: How many Jewish Teachers tutor?

I just came across a newly launched tutoring agency called J-Teach
What are other teachers experiences of tutoring? Do you tutor GCSE or ALevel students, 11+ or Common Entrance? Do you tutor students from the school where you teach, or friends of friends’ children? Please put your comments below, so we can start the discussion.

Having trouble getting time off work for festivals?

The Board of Deputies has been asked by the Department for Education to provide them with details of cases where people have had difficulties getting time off work for Jewish festivals this autumn. To enable us to provide an accurate picture of the scale of the problem we need to give them as many examples as possible. Bearing in mind the fact that Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot fall on weekdays again in 2014, the issue needs to be dealt with urgently. In particular, we have had many teachers coming to us asking for help in negotiating time off, but the issue is something that we know can be problematic across all sectors. Please email education@bod.org.uk  asap to provide us with details of your experience which will be treated in full confidence.

Kind Regards

Sara Younger

Education Policy and Projects Manager

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Guest Post from The Parents Circle Families Forum

OVERVIEW OF PARENTS CIRCLE FAMILIES FORUM

Parents Circle Families Forum is a unique, grassroots organisation made up of more than 600 Israeli & Palestinian families who have all lost an immediate family member in the conflict. Members believe that if they, who have paid the highest price in the conflict, can work together, then surely others can too. The focus of the work is on getting both sides to sit together so that an emotional breakthrough can be made. Often these meetings are the first opportunity that Israelis & Palestinians have had to see each other as ordinary human beings who share the same hopes, the same dreams and the same pain.

Their long-term vision is to create a framework for a reconciliation process to be an integral part of any future peace agreement.

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New JTA Chair and plans for next year!

Dear Jewish teacher,

I hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of term, and that despite having to write reports, you’re enjoying the rush towards the end of term…

I’m delighted to contact you following our AGM to announce that Allison Zionts, is the new Jewish Teachers’ Association chair. Alli is a Canadian teacher living in Brixton and working in Croydon. With Alli’s enthusiasm and skills in community organising, (Alli was until recently a resident in London’s Moishe House, a community home which runs a full range of non denominational events for the whole Jewish Community.) Continue reading

Notice of AGM 30 June 2013 Please RSVP

Dear Jewish Teacher,

A letter went out today to all those members who we have postal addresses for. It included this flyer and notice of our upcoming AGM. Recently moved? In a new post? Please help us keep in contact! Please update the work or contact address we have for you please do so here As you know, the JTA aims to represents all Jewish teachers and educators, wherever and whatever you teach.

Come to our AGM to hear about the work we’ve been doing:

  • with teaching unions
  • with other faith organisations
  • and help us decide our policy for the coming year.

Sunday 30 June, 2013 from 1-3pm in Finchley (RSVP for exact address)

RSVP by clicking http://jta-agm.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information please email Flora on chair@jewishteachers.org.uk

Join us on: facebook UK Jewish Teachers twitter @jewishteacher

Many thanks, Flora

Flora Richards, Outgoing JTA Chair