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The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

The Cable has been 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. 

East End Zionists; An operatic dream; Judging the Siege of Sidney Street; Hessel Street stories; Yiddish songs from Whitechapel; JEECS news; Letters; Requests for readers’ help; and more…. Issue 30 2018, £3.50.

Sadly, this is the last issue of The Cable. It is a sad moment for me personally after all these years, and after all the plaudits readers have been kind enough to send us. But, as Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, explains on our News Page, the sad fact is that we are unable to continue.

Thank you for your many kind comments about the magazine over the years. And thank you, everybody who has contributed the articles, pictures and ideas that have done so much to create what I hope has been an interesting, informative and entertaining read.

I know it has been a while since our last issue, and for that I apologize. That said, this swansong issue remains as varied as ever. We look in depth at the life of the controversial judge who presided over the trial that followed that seminal East End event the Siege of Sidney Street, we revive memories of Whitechapel’s short-lived grand opera house, The Temple of Art, Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, writes about Zionism in the East End, we have news about East End books and music, there are some fascinating letters from readers, and much, much more.

The website remains in place, as does our Facebook page. But otherwise, I am sorry to say, this has to be a sad farewell.

David Walker

Editor, The Cable

 

 

 

Latest news

  • Jewish women of the East End

    The celebrated author Rachel Lichtenstein  (Rodinsky's Room [with Iain Sinclair], Rodinsky's Whitechapel and On Brick Lane} is working on a new project celebrating the lives of Jewish women of the East End and hopes JEECS people can help. Read More
  • Whitechapel’s short-lived operatic dream

    The Temple of Art aimed to bring high culture to the East End. But it was an adventure that would end in tears, as cultural historian David Mazower reveals in a book of essays in memory of Bill Fishman, JEECS’s late honorary president.  Read More
  • Next steps for Isaac Rosenberg memorial project

    Where would be the appropriate site for the planned memorial bust to Isaac Rosenberg, the great World War One poet and artist? Read More
  • Local historian seeks your ideas

    We've had a request for help from local historian Siri Christiansen, whose letter to JEECS chairman Clive Bettington is below.  She would love to hear from people with ideas that she might follow up on. Send any messages to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will forward them. Read More
  • JEECS News Update March 2020

    Isaac Rosenberg bust JEECS now has sufficient money to commission the above bust as a memorial to the great East End war poet and artist, but finding a site has been surprisingly difficult. Read More
  • Nelson Street ceiling collapse is a major blow

      The ceiling collapse at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street on January 10 is a big blow to the East End's Jewish legacy. Read More
  • Osborn Street memories sought

    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for information on what the East End of London, mainly Whitechapel or Osborn Street, was like from 1900 to about 1969 and what is it like today. Read More
  • What do you know about beigels?

    Can you help? From JEECS chairman Clive Bettington.   1: Beigels A British company with American finance is making a film about the   international history of beigels. The company has been filming all over the world – Israel, Canada, the US etc – and has come to me for more information. It also wants me to organise a film premiere in the East End. Read More
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