Jewish East End Celebration Society
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East End shopping
East End shopping A Jewish chemists in Aldgate
Apologies from Herzl
Apologies from Herzl A 1901 letter from Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, to Mrs Maurburger of 39 Fashion Street, apologising for not being able to attend a meeting
An East End philanthropist
An East End philanthropist Lord (Nathan Myer) Rothschild, banker and philanthropist
An opponent of Jewish immigration
An opponent of Jewish immigration Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler, Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogue and opponent of east European immigration to the UK
The King's Own Schneiders
The King's Own Schneiders Royal Fusiliers tailoring for the War effort. These tailors refered to themselves as 'The King's Own Schneiders'. Schneider is Yiddish for tailor.
Boots for sale
Boots for sale A print of a Jewish secondhand boot seller in an East End bazaar. Was this a forerunner of Petticoat Lane?
Family portrait
Family portrait Abraham Cassel with his parents
Posing for the camera
Posing for the camera Moshe Kramer, an elderly Jewish immigrant, posing as a farmer in an East End photographic studio
The Royal Jewsiliers
The Royal Jewsiliers 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, raised from East London Jews in World War One. They called themselves 'The Royal Jewsiliers'.
Menu of delights
Menu of delights Advertisement for J Bonn, cook and confectioner, 2 Wentworth Street, London E1
A family portrait
A family portrait Cicely Marie with her grandson
The Jewish World
The Jewish World The 1899 front cover of The Jewish World celebrating the inauguration of the English Zionist Federation. Sir Francis Montefiore is in the chair.
Jewish tailors at war
Jewish tailors at war Royal Fusiliers tailoring for the War effort. These tailors refered to themselves as 'The King's own Schneiders'. Schneider is Yiddish for tailor.
Somewhere to relax
Somewhere to relax The women’s sitting room in an East End Jewish institution
Pupils and teacher
Pupils and teacher The Reverend Norman Halter, chazzan, mohel and minister of Cannon Street Road synagogue, photographed with pupils
Posing for the photographer
Posing for the photographer Morris Bilson, posing in an East End photographic studio. Perhaps he had received assistance from the Jewish Board of Guardians?

Latest news

  • Isaac Rosenberg: a great war poet for the 21st Century

    Born in Bristol but brought up in the East End, the multi-talented Isaac Rosenberg has been unduly neglected. Two of his biographers, Jean Liddiard and Jean Moorcroft Wilson, wrote articles for The Cable, the JEECS magazine, in 2006 and 2008 respectively aiming to redress the balance. Both are fascinating reads, and are now here on our website to mark the anniversary Read More
  • The Whitechapel of Isaac Rosenberg

    We have a fascinating guided walk on Sunday November 21 commemorating the great East End war poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg. The date is the closest Sunday to the anniversary of his birth in 1890. Read More
  • Banners commemorate Petticoat Lane’s past, present and future

    The revitalisation of Petticoat Lane, London’s oldest Sunday street market still in operation, continues apace with the unveiling next week of the community banners, commemorating many aspects of market life, along Wentworth Street and into Middlesex Street. Read More
  • Petticoat Lane captured on camera

    Petticoat Lane, on the edge of the East End, is London’s oldest existing Sunday street market. Over many decades, it played an important part in the life of Jewish London. Read More
  • Can you help?

    Can you help Claire Burstein? She writes: “I am currently helping my Jewish father find his non Jewish Cypriot father who was called Nick and had a grocery shop on the corner of Chance Street [Chance Street is a lively Shoreditch street off Bethnal Green Road]. Read More
  • 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
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