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 have organised walks, talks, film shows and more to celebrate the Jewish story.  

  • Nelson Street ceiling collapse is a major blow

      The ceiling collapse at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street on January 10 is a big blow to the East End's Jewish legacy.
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  • Osborn Street memories sought

    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for information on what the East End of London, mainly Whitechapel or Osborn Street, was like from 1900 to about 1969 and what is it like today.
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  • What do you know about beigels?

    Can you help? From JEECS chairman Clive Bettington.   1: Beigels A British company with American finance is making a film about the   international history of beigels. The company has been filming all over the world – Israel, Canada, the US etc – and has come to me for more information. It also wants me to organise a film premiere in the East End.
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  • Holocaust Memorial walk

    Holocaust Memorial Event, Sunday January 26 Walk: The Jewish East End, World War Two and the Holocaust. Led by East End historian and qualified guide Clive Bettington.
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Events

  • Holocaust Memorial event

    Sunday January 26 2020

    Walk: The Jewish East End, World War Two and the Holocaust. Led by East End historian and qualified guide Clive Bettington.

    Leaves from Aldgate tube station at midday. The walk will end at about 2.30 at Hughes Mansions, scene of a major wartime tragedy, in time for the inter-faith Holocaust Memorial Service at the nearby East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street. Those interested will be guided to the Nelson Street synagogue.

    This is a free event but booking is essential. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • An evening with the Jewish Museum talking about Jews in the Armed Forces

    Monday February 24 2020: 6.30 - 8.00pm. An evening with Kathrin Pieren of the Jewish Musuem talking about the Jewish contribution to the Armed Forces. Finchley Church End Library, 318-320 Regents Park Road, London, N3 2LN.

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The Cable Magazine

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The Cable Magazine

The Cable has been 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. Sadly, this is its last issue.  

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End. 

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.22 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 £4.72 payable to JEECS.

 To find out more email c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk 

 

Latest news

  • Nelson Street ceiling collapse is a major blow

      The ceiling collapse at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street on January 10 is a big blow to the East End's Jewish legacy. Read More
  • Osborn Street memories sought

    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for information on what the East End of London, mainly Whitechapel or Osborn Street, was like from 1900 to about 1969 and what is it like today. Read More
  • What do you know about beigels?

    Can you help? From JEECS chairman Clive Bettington.   1: Beigels A British company with American finance is making a film about the   international history of beigels. The company has been filming all over the world – Israel, Canada, the US etc – and has come to me for more information. It also wants me to organise a film premiere in the East End. Read More
  • Holocaust Memorial walk

    Holocaust Memorial Event, Sunday January 26 Walk: The Jewish East End, World War Two and the Holocaust. Led by East End historian and qualified guide Clive Bettington. Read More
  • I remember, I remember

    Among my most powerful memories of living in Petticoat Lane are the smells. I make my own bread and when I smell baking I’m taken back to our cold water tenement in Wentworth Dwellings. Read More
  • Hoping for a connection

    Back in 2013 our magazine The Cable published a fascinating article by Ivan Koop Kuper about his maternal family's East End origins in Whitechapel. Read More
  • In search of a better life

    IVAN KOOP KUPER takes a personal journey through his mother’s East End from his home in Houston, Texas.    The average American’s only exposure to London’s East End, if any, is typically through the BBC television series EastEnders, syndicated to the US to be shown by PBS. This long-running British soap opera depicts the offbeat characters who live in the fictional neighbourhood Read More
  • Minnie Lansbury: one of the most remarkable women to emerge from the East End

    A gleaming green and gold clock on the side of Electric House in Bow Road forms a fine tribute to Minnie Lansbury, one of the most remarkable women to emerge from the East End, whose life and achievements are the subject of a recent book from Five Leaves Publications. It was a life cut tragically short at the age of Read More
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