Teacher takes key UJIA role
LAURIE ROSENBERG, the head of Simon Marks Primary School in Stoke Newington, North London, for the past six years, has been appointed to the key post of fundraiser for major donors at UJIA.
Mr Rosenberg is the latest of a number of recruits to the charity from the Jewish education sector.
Already within the UJIA fold are Alistair Falk, former head of King Solomon High School in Barkingside and Greenwich Academy, now director of educational leadership; and Helena Miller, who was in charge of adult education in the Reform movement at Leo Baeck College. She is now UJIA’s director of research and education.
They will be joined by a fourth educationalist, Elaine Robinson, who has been developing a social-action programme at Immanuel College in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
UJIA chief executive Doug Krikler said: “UJIA is very pleased that senior figures from education feel confident that they can continue to develop their careers and the educational future of the community with us. But we didn’t set out actively to recruit people from the Jewish school network.
“Our general strategy is to continue the process of developing a central agency for the community that can produce an educational programme of the highest calibre with the greatest impact. ”
Mr Rosenberg said: “I have had six wonderful years at Simon Marks but this was too good an opportunity to miss. It might seem like a move out of education but really it is not, because of UJIA’s heavy involvement in the subject across the community.”
Mr Rosenberg, whose wife Lena is head of Clore Tikva in Barkingside, will be taking up his new post after Pesach next year.