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.

  • East Ham Cemetery

    Marlow Road cemetery in East Ham is the final resting place of many East End Jews. Owned by the United Synagogue, it covers 25 acres and was founded in 1919. Read More
  • Death of documentary maker Stephen Pushkin, creator of My Jewish London

    Stephen Pushkin, creator of the East End documentary film My Jewish London, died on New Year’s Day. A retired assistant film director, he spent six years working on the film, initially in conjunction with producer Peter Harrison, interviewing people about their East End experiences as a way of telling the history of the East End and the people who settled Read More
  • Budding historians sought

    Eastside Community Heritage is seeking budding young historians to work on its fascinating oral history project East End to Essex, documenting the social and cultural heritage of the Redbridge Jewish community. Read More
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    Bill Fishman: A life dedicated to compassion and scholarship

    Bill Fishman, honorary president of JEECS who has died at the age of 93, was an extraordinary figure in the life of the East End: inspiring teacher, ground-breaking academic and highly regarded author.  Read More
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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.

Latest issue out now. Photography by Boris; A Hughes Mansions victim’s life uncovered; Policing the East End; Memories of a world of shared poverty; Experiences of a pioneering generation – and much more.

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.17 postage).  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 £4.67 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  

Events

  • Walk: The Jewish East End, World War II and the Holocaust.

    Sunday 1 February

    Clive Bettington will examine the East End links with the Holocaust and World War II. 

    Meet at Aldgate tube at 12 midday. FREE (latest Cable magazine on sale: £3.50)

    Booking advised on 07941 367 882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Holocaust Memorial Service

    Sunday 1 February

    East London Central Synagogue, 30-40 Nelson 
    Street, London E1 2DE.
    FREE. Refreshments provided. 3.00pm

  • Walk: The Jewish East End and World War II

    Sunday 29 March

    Clive Bettington will discuss the effects of the Second World war on the area:  Mosley, 
    Communism and the politics of the area, air raid shelters, entertainment, literature etc
    Meet at Aldgate tube at 10.30am. £10 (£8 for JEECS members). Booking advised. Book on 07941 367 882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Isaac Rosenberg statue appeal

    Sunday 26 April

    St John's Wood Liberal Synagogue. 7.00pm. An evening of music and poetry with Michael Rosen, Lee Montague, Elaine Feinstein and Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson. 

    Tickets £25 (Students and JEECS members £15).  Includes light refreshments

    A fund-raising event for the planned statue to the great war poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg. Tickets on sale shortly.

  • Hughes Mansions Commemoration

    Sunday 29 March

    Memorial Service to mark 70th Anniversary of the Hughes Mansions Disaster and remember the victims. 

    Speeches, music and refreshments. Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road London E1 3DE  1.00pm. Free. Booking essential. Book on 07941 367 882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    A total of 134 people died, 120 of them Jewish, when the penultimate V-2 flying bomb attack on Britain hit Hughes Mansions on March 27 1945. 

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Latest news

  • East Ham Cemetery

    Marlow Road cemetery in East Ham is the final resting place of many East End Jews. Owned by the United Synagogue, it covers 25 acres and was founded in 1919. Read More
  • Death of documentary maker Stephen Pushkin, creator of My Jewish London

    Stephen Pushkin, creator of the East End documentary film My Jewish London, died on New Year’s Day. A retired assistant film director, he spent six years working on the film, initially in conjunction with producer Peter Harrison, interviewing people about their East End experiences as a way of telling the history of the East End and the people who settled Read More
  • Budding historians sought

    Eastside Community Heritage is seeking budding young historians to work on its fascinating oral history project East End to Essex, documenting the social and cultural heritage of the Redbridge Jewish community. Read More
  • Bill Fishman: A life dedicated to compassion and scholarship

    Bill Fishman, honorary president of JEECS who has died at the age of 93, was an extraordinary figure in the life of the East End: inspiring teacher, ground-breaking academic and highly regarded author.  Read More
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