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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    The Cable draws US theatre group to Britain

    A theatre company in Boston in the US and an arts centre in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, have been brought together – thanks to a Cable article about the East End artist and poet Isaac Rosenberg. Read More
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    Finally commemorated – 100 years on

    Leah Lehrman was just 16 when she was killed while cycling from her East End home to central London and her job as a tailor. Now, 100 years after her death in one of the first Zeppelin raids of the First World War, her tomb has a memorial plaque after a 20-year search by her niece, Janet Foster, for the Read More
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    JEECS commemorates the remarkable Dora Diamant, the last love of Franz Kafka

    The life of Dora Diamant, a remarkable East Ender by adoption, was commemorated by JEECS on May 26 with a morning service at East Ham Jewish cemetery and an afternoon talk by Professor Kathi Diamant, her biographer, at Toynbee Hall. Read More
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    Bill Fishman: a joyous celebration of a wonderful life

    "I feel completely overwhelmed by everything everybody has said today that has helped make this wonderful celebration of Bill's life. I know that Bill touched many lives in many ways and we all have our own memories of him. He was my best friend, my lover, my soul mate, he was just my Bill," said Doris Fishman at the end 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

  • The Jews of London and the First World War

    Sunday July 5

    The launch of an exciting new project to find, remember and preserve stories of the Jewish contribution to the British war effort during the First World War. From 1.00pm till 4.00pm at the King Solomon High School, Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 3HB.

  • The Dreamers

    June 30 – July 11

    The Dreamers – Play with music

    Based on the true and moving story of World War One hero David "Reggie" Salomons, who died at Gallipoli. He was the great nephew of Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, and heir to the family baronetcy

    St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA. 7.30pm. (Thursday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm.)
    Prices: £15, £24.50, £29.50, £35.00
    Box office 0844 264 2140. www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

  • Grand opening of the Troxy’s magnificently restored Wurlitzer organ.

    August 22

    Grand opening of the Troxy’s magnificently restored Wurlitzer organ.

    An evening of musical magic performed on London's thrilling new Wurlitzer
    pipe organ by Richard Hills and Robert Wolfe. Also a chance to see the interior of the most
    beautiful cinema in London. Members of the Hyams family, who built the cinema, will be
    attending. Organised by the Cinema Organ Society (with the support of JEECS).

    Troxy Cinema, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX. 7.00pm.
    Price: £15 (accompanied U 16 free).
    Box Office 0844 2549 1000.

  • The Anarchist Rabbi

    July 5

    The Anarchist Rabbi – Documentary film, plus question and answer session

    The film follows the life of famous anarchist Rudolf Rocker, who took up the cause of the
    Jewish workers in the East End against their employers. Narrated by Steven Berkoff.
    Directed by Adam Kossoff.

    Genesis Cinema. 93-95 Mile End Road, London, E1 4UJ. 2.00 pm. Prices various.  Box Office 0207 780 2000. www.genesiscinema.co.uk

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Latest news

  • The Cable draws US theatre group to Britain

    A theatre company in Boston in the US and an arts centre in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, have been brought together – thanks to a Cable article about the East End artist and poet Isaac Rosenberg. Read More
  • Finally commemorated – 100 years on

    Leah Lehrman was just 16 when she was killed while cycling from her East End home to central London and her job as a tailor. Now, 100 years after her death in one of the first Zeppelin raids of the First World War, her tomb has a memorial plaque after a 20-year search by her niece, Janet Foster, for the Read More
  • JEECS commemorates the remarkable Dora Diamant, the last love of Franz Kafka

    The life of Dora Diamant, a remarkable East Ender by adoption, was commemorated by JEECS on May 26 with a morning service at East Ham Jewish cemetery and an afternoon talk by Professor Kathi Diamant, her biographer, at Toynbee Hall. Read More
  • Bill Fishman: a joyous celebration of a wonderful life

    "I feel completely overwhelmed by everything everybody has said today that has helped make this wonderful celebration of Bill's life. I know that Bill touched many lives in many ways and we all have our own memories of him. He was my best friend, my lover, my soul mate, he was just my Bill," said Doris Fishman at the end Read More
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For the old Jeecs site, visit www.jeecs.org.uk/archive