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

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A philanthropist
A philanthropist 1908 sketch of Leonard Lionel Cohen, banker, philanthropist and president of the Jewish Board of Guardians
Zionist meeting
Zionist meeting Saturday 11th July 1915: notice of a special meeting for 'Zionists only' organised by the Association of East London Zionists, 4 Fulbourne Street.
East End entertainers
East End entertainers Two Jewish comedians. The one on the left is Max Bacon, music hall artist and drummer with Ambrose and his orchestra.
Music hall star
Music hall star Music hall artist Harry Claff, son of the Reverend Moses Claff. Harry Claff’s stage name was ‘The White Knight’. He died in 1943 aged 62.
Celebrating a new theatre
Celebrating a new theatre Front page of The Jewish World 2nd May 1902 celebrating the opening of a Yiddish theatre in the East End
A trip to the seaside
A trip to the seaside An outing to Margate
Party frocks
Party frocks A group of East End girls dressed up for their Purim party
Formality at the Friendly Society
Formality at the Friendly Society Executive of the Workers Circle Friendly Society, 136 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
The East End at work
The East End at work Interior of Lichtenstein’s carpentry workshop
Rudolf Rocker
Rudolf Rocker East End Anarchist leader and German exile Rudolf Rocker with his wife Millie Witkop and comrades
Socialist pamphlet
Socialist pamphlet Front page of the Hebrew Socialist Union pamphlet 1876
A leading Socialist
A leading Socialist Lithuanian born Aaron Lieberman, resident of Gun Street and founder of the Hebrew Socialist Union
The East End at work
The East End at work A posed photo in a Jewish East End tailoring workshop
The East End at work
The East End at work The ‘Sweating Song’, which referred to working conditions in tailoring workshops, many of them Jewish owned and staffed
East End shopping
East End shopping David Cohen's closing down sale
East End shopping
East End shopping I Silkoff, General Store, Aldgate

Latest news

  • JEECS News Update: Jan 2022

    Holocaust Memorial Day Walk: January 30. Covid has ruled out the normal events in the East End this year. However I shall be doing my annual walk, The Jewish East End – World War 2 and the Holocaust, on Sunday January 30. This is a free event, but needs to be booked through my email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will meet at Aldgate Read More
  • 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
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