Jewish East End Celebration Society
P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG
enquiries@jeecs.org.uk

Celebrating the Jewish East End

Our aim is to increase awareness of the history and culture of London's Jewish East End, to preserve what remains and record what has now gone.  Our magazine - The Cable - contains a wealth of articles and photos that will interest all who wish to rediscover the rich history of our immigrant forefathers.

We organise walks, talks, film shows and more to celebrate the Jewish story.  Do please join JEECS by clicking membership, downloading and filling in the form, and returning it to the address shown.  You can also follow us on twitter and join us on facebook.

  • Walks, plus Cable editorship plea

    Nelson Street synagogue   Below are details below of two forthcoming walks that we hope will attract planty of people, plus a call for new blood at the helm of the JEECS magazine, The Cable.
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  • Brady Street cemetery through the seasons

    Can you send the author your Brady Street recollections? Many members of JEECS will know of the United Synagogue owned cemetery in Brady Street, a few hundred yards from the street’s junction with Whitechapel Road. . In 2011 the cemetery celebrated its 250th anniversary – having been founded in 1761 – with a ceremony attended by the then Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
    Read More
  • A London gathering to honour an acclaimed Yiddish writer. Can you name any of the people in these pictures?

    The celebrated Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb visited London in 1949. And, thanks to the Yiddish cultural historian David Mazower and to Goldie Morgentaler, Chava’s daughter, we have photographs of a gathering of London-based Yiddish writers and journalists assembled in what is possibly a café, in March 1949 to hear her give a reading of her poetry.
    Read More
  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections.  The London Jewish Cultural Centre has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War.
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Events

  • The East End of Isaac Rosenberg

    SUNDAY APRIL 2
    WALK: THE EAST END OF ISAAC ROSENBERG

    Clive Bettington will lead a walk through the East End on the 99th anniversary of the
    disappearance of Isaac Rosenberg on the Western Front. He will discuss how the area affected the poetry and painting of this troubled genius.

    Meet at 2.00pm at Aldgate tube. Cost £12 (£10 for members of JEECS).
    Booking
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07941 367 882.


    All proceeds to Isaac Rosenberg Statue fund

  • The Holocaust and the East End

    SUNDAY JANUARY 29
    WALK: THE JEWISH EAST END – WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST


    JEECS chairman Clive Bettington leads this walk, which is part of the East End programme centred on Holocaust Memorial Day. It will look at the politics, writers and entertainment in the area during the war. Major civilian disasters in the East End will be discussed and the link between the Jewish East End and the Holocaust will be examined.

    The walk starts at Aldgate tube and ends at Hughes Mansions. Clive will then take the group to East London Central Synagogue (in Nelson Street) where there will be an inter-faith Holocaust commemoration and refreshments will be served.

    Meet at 12.30pm at Aldgate tube.

    The inter-faith commemoration and walk are free events, but booking for the walk is essential at
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07941 367 882.
    Please tell all your friends and family members.

    Click here for details of other Holocaust Memorial Day-linked events in the East End.  

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The Cable Magazine

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The Cable Magazine

The Cable is the only magazine devoted to the old Jewish East End. It is lavishly illustrated in full colour (though many photographs, by virtue of their age, have to be in black and white) and jam-packed with interesting articles, personal reminiscences, and news of events and JEECS activities. 

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End. 

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.20 postage in UK; if overseas please ask us).  Order from editor@jeecs.org.uk, phone 07941 367882, or write to Jewish East End Celebration Society, PO Box 57317, London E1 3WG enclosing a cheque for £4.70 payable to JEECS.

How to Subscribe

All JEECS members receive The Cable free as part of their membership. To join JEECS, download a membership form from this website and send it to JEECS, PO Box No 57317, London E1 3WG, with a cheque for £25. To find out more email c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk 

To buy a single issue of The Cable send a cheque for £4.67 to the above address. Or to find out more email editor@jeecs.org.uk  

Latest news

  • Walks, plus Cable editorship plea

    Nelson Street synagogue   Below are details below of two forthcoming walks that we hope will attract planty of people, plus a call for new blood at the helm of the JEECS magazine, The Cable. Read More
  • Brady Street cemetery through the seasons

    Can you send the author your Brady Street recollections? Many members of JEECS will know of the United Synagogue owned cemetery in Brady Street, a few hundred yards from the street’s junction with Whitechapel Road. . In 2011 the cemetery celebrated its 250th anniversary – having been founded in 1761 – with a ceremony attended by the then Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks. Read More
  • A London gathering to honour an acclaimed Yiddish writer. Can you name any of the people in these pictures?

    The celebrated Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb visited London in 1949. And, thanks to the Yiddish cultural historian David Mazower and to Goldie Morgentaler, Chava’s daughter, we have photographs of a gathering of London-based Yiddish writers and journalists assembled in what is possibly a café, in March 1949 to hear her give a reading of her poetry. Read More
  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections.  The London Jewish Cultural Centre has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War. Read More
  • Jewish voices from a time of darkness

    If Lewis Altman is remembered today other than by immediate family it is as a leading character in two City scandals of the 1970s. But he has quite another claim to fame; he was one of over 540 British, Dutch and Empire prisoners of the Japanese during the second world war. Many, including Altman, were East Enders. Read More
  • Going to the dogs

    Do you have memories, or stories from your families, of going to the dogs or the races? Or what about popping down the pub in the days of the old East End? If so, JEECS member Isabelle Seddon would like to hear from you. Read More
  • Bernard Kops film provides a fascinating insight into the last great East End chronicler

    Bernard Kops’s place in the canon of English writers is probably assured. And anyone with doubts will have had them dispelled by the May 17 event at JW3, the Jewish cultural centre in north London. We have to declare an interest; Bernard is JEECS life president. He is also the last of that band of writers, including Emanuel Litvinoff and Read More
  • A Jewish colony in Essex

    HAROLD POLLINS investigates an old headline and discovers a forgotten project to give East Enders the opportunity of less crowded living in a new development. Read More
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