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.) I’m certain that JTA is in very safe hands. At the AGM we discussed plans for the forthcoming year, which included:
• Regular annual events eg. Socials and networking opportunities
• Continue to build membership numbers and encourage activism
• Continue to build links with NUT and other teaching unions
• Contact teaching agencies and teacher training colleges, to build profile of JTA and get international Jewish Teachers to join.
• For the future, organise joint events with other teaching organisations such as the Muslim Teachers’ Association.
If you have other suggestions, please contact us this week to offer your ideas and suggestions. Please contact us by next Tuesday, 16 July, so that we can take forward your ideas.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Happy Nearly Holidays,
JTA Chair 2012 – 2013