The Jewish Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce Allison Zionts as its new chair. Under Alli’s leadership, the JTA plans to focus on bringing in teachers who are at the start of their careers, increasing dialogue with the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and supporting NUT’s Holocaust Memorial Day activity in January 2014. Alli is a Canadian teacher living in Brixton and working in Croydon. Outgoing chair Flora Richards said, “With Alli’s enthusiasm and skills in community organising, the Jewish Teachers Association is in very safe hands!” Alli recently left Moishe House London, a community home which runs a full range of non-denominational events for the whole community. The JLC would like to take this opportunity to thank Flora Richards for all the effort and time she has dedicated to growing the membership of JTA and making it increasingly relevant to Jewish teachers. In the coming year the JTA plans to build on this success and mobilise its members with regular networking events. The JTA which encompasses hundreds of Jewish teachers from across the UK, is supported by the Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews.