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.

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    Rosenberg commemoration attracts large and enthusiastic audience

    A splendid evening devoted to commemorating Isaac Rosenberg, the East End Jewish boy who became a great poet and artist and died in the trenches of the Great War, attracted a large audience to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue at St John's Wood, north-west London, on Sunday April 26. Read More
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    Against Forgetting

    Dora Diamant was Franz Kafka’s last love, fled to Britain to escape persecution, suffered wartime internment, and devoted her final years to working in the East End to preserve Yiddish language and culture. PROFESSOR KATHI DIAMANT, her biographer, tells her extraordinary story. On May 26 we have a day of events celebrating her life. Read More
  • 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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    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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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. 

London’s Imperial Russian Singers; Childhood pranks with Aubrey Rose; Franz Kafka’s last love; Memories of a childhood treat; Holocaust Memorial Day; Looking back with affection – over a century on; A boy prodigy’s RAF cartoons; Bill Fishman, a man of great humanity and unrivalled scholarship who uncovered so much about the East End; Requests for readers’ help; and 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

  • 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.

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Latest news

  • Rosenberg commemoration attracts large and enthusiastic audience

    A splendid evening devoted to commemorating Isaac Rosenberg, the East End Jewish boy who became a great poet and artist and died in the trenches of the Great War, attracted a large audience to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue at St John's Wood, north-west London, on Sunday April 26. Read More
  • Against Forgetting

    Dora Diamant was Franz Kafka’s last love, fled to Britain to escape persecution, suffered wartime internment, and devoted her final years to working in the East End to preserve Yiddish language and culture. PROFESSOR KATHI DIAMANT, her biographer, tells her extraordinary story. On May 26 we have a day of events celebrating her life. Read More
  • 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
  • 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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