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.

  • Jews in Uniform

    Jews in Uniform Did you or any family members serve in the Armed Services during World War 2? Having just published a book on the iconic wedding photographer 'Boris', I will now be publishing a Photo Book of the Jewish Community, both male and female, who served in the British, Commonwealth & Allied Services. I will also include those in Read More
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    Isaac Rosenberg: An Evening of Words and Music

    This event on April 26 should be a terrific evening, in aid of the Rosenberg statue appeal.   Read More
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    Acclaimed dramatist Bernard Kops is JEECS's new honorary life president

    Bernard Kops, the acclaimed East End-born dramatist, poet and novelist, has taken on the mantle of JEECS honorary life president in succession to the late Professor Bill Fishman. We are delighted – and honoured – to welcome Bernard, long a great supporter of JEECS, as our new president. Back in 2006, just ahead of his 80th birthday, Bernard gave a fascinating interview Read More
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    Nelson Street remembers the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivor Henry Glanz, 92, sounded the shofah with a vigour belying his years at the close of the Holocaust Memorial Day Interfaith Commemoration at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street on February 1. Henry came to England in 1939 on the last of the Kindertransport.  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

  • Isaac Rosenberg: An Evening of Words and Music

    Sunday 26 April

    Isaac Rosenberg: An Evening of Words and Music dedicated to the great war poet and artist. With Michael Rosen, Lee Montague, Elaine Feinstein, Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Poems, music, letters etc. 

     St John's Wood Liberal Synagogue, 28 St John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA. 7.00pm. 

    Tickets £20 (Concessions, JEECS members: £18) from https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15598689099.  Includes light refreshments

    A fund-raising event for the planned Isaac Rosenberg statue.

  • Walk: The Life and Works of Isaac Rosenberg

    Wednesday April 1

    Clive Bettington will lead this walk on the 97th anniversary of the death of the East End poet/painter Isaac Rosenberg. Meet at Aldgate tube 11.00am. £10 (JEECS members £8).

    To book events or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone 07941 367 882. 

  • Dora Diamant Day

    Tuesday May 26

    Dora was the last love of the writer Franz Kafka. There will be a service at the East Ham Jewish cemetery where she is buried and a talk at Toynbee Hall given by her biographer Prof Kathi Diamant. Members of the Kafka family will be present.

    11.00am.East Ham Jewish Cemetery, Marlow Road, London, E6 3QG.

    2.00pm Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS.

    Tickets £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential.

    To book events or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07941 367 882.

  • Celebration of the life of Prof Bill Fishman

    Saturday April 25.

    Celebration of the life of Prof Bill Fishman, the acclaimed East End historian and academic who was honorary president of JEECS.  Readings, film, refreshments. History Faculty, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS. 2.00 for 2.30 prompt. Event is invitation only.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 18 if you would like to come.

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Latest news

  • Jews in Uniform

    Jews in Uniform Did you or any family members serve in the Armed Services during World War 2? Having just published a book on the iconic wedding photographer 'Boris', I will now be publishing a Photo Book of the Jewish Community, both male and female, who served in the British, Commonwealth & Allied Services. I will also include those in Read More
  • Isaac Rosenberg: An Evening of Words and Music

    This event on April 26 should be a terrific evening, in aid of the Rosenberg statue appeal.   Read More
  • Acclaimed dramatist Bernard Kops is JEECS's new honorary life president

    Bernard Kops, the acclaimed East End-born dramatist, poet and novelist, has taken on the mantle of JEECS honorary life president in succession to the late Professor Bill Fishman. We are delighted – and honoured – to welcome Bernard, long a great supporter of JEECS, as our new president. Back in 2006, just ahead of his 80th birthday, Bernard gave a fascinating interview Read More
  • Nelson Street remembers the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivor Henry Glanz, 92, sounded the shofah with a vigour belying his years at the close of the Holocaust Memorial Day Interfaith Commemoration at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street on February 1. Henry came to England in 1939 on the last of the Kindertransport.  Read More
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For the old Jeecs site, visit www.jeecs.org.uk/archive