Jewish East End Celebration Society
P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG
enquiries@jeecs.org.uk

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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

  • 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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