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.

  • 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
  • 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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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 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: 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. Event is invitation only. Contact Clive Bettington (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07941 367 882) if you would like to come.

  • Katsha'nes concert (with Vivi Lachs).

    Sunday March 8.

    Songs from the golden age of the London Yiddish music hall – humorous, feisty, moving and irreverent songs.  Sandys Row Synagogue, 4a Sandys Row, London E1 7HW. 7.30pm.
    Tickets £10 (concessions £7) from 
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cockney-yiddish-music-hall-tickets-15597799438


     

  • Jewish Renaissance Musical Salon

    Tuesday March 10.

    With virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos and acclaimed pianist Marco Fatichenti. Introduced by broadcaster and musicologist Rodney Greenberg. Followed by canapé reception. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG. 7.00pm.

    Tickets: £35 (JEECS members and Jewish Renaissance subscribers £25) from http://www.jewishrenaissance.org.uk/ticket-booking-form 

    This event is a fundraiser for the superb magazine Jewish Renaissance which JEECS is proud to support. A special ticket price is being offered for JEECS members – just £25

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Latest news

  • 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
  • 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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