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Welcome to the Jewish East End Celebration Society

Our aim is to raise awareness of the history and culture of London's Jewish East End, to preserve what remains and record what has now gone.  Our quarterly 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 facebookA point of concern has been the state of Bancroft Road cemetery.  Read more: Bancroft Road 

The East London Central synagogue (Nelson Street) was founded in 1923.  On Sunday 29 September 2013 it celebrated its 90th birthday with a big party - many happy returns!  We were there - read our report.

Reader Harold Pollins has sent in a fascinating article he researched on the Netherlands club in Bell Lane.  It includes historic photographs provided by Jeecs member Philip Walker.  Here it is: Netherlands Club

You may also be interested in our quest to trace relatives/survivors of the 1943 Bethnal Green Tube disaster A Memorial Service for the victims will take place on Sunday March 3 at 2pm at St. John on Bethnal Green Church (next door to Bethnal Green underground station) and all are welcome.  There will be wreath and flower laying on the Memorial for the first time, with representatives from different faiths giving blessings for the victims.

The March 2014 edition of our A4 size magazine the Cable is available now and features articles on Isaac Rosenberg, Israel Zangwill, Tubby Isaacs, Yiddish theatre, Solly Lever and more. Buy your copy now for just 3.50 plus 1.65 UK postage from magazine

Sunday April 6
Simeon Solomon, is the subject of a talk, The Life and Works of Simeon Solomon,at Sandy's Row Synagogue at 3.00pm. Simeon Solomon was born in Sandys Street, Spitalfields, and died in a workhouse in 1905. He was ostracised by the Anglo-Jewish community because of his homosexuality and the homoerotic nature of his paintings. Today he is recognised as one of the greatest painters to have emerged from Anglo-Jewry. The speaker is Frank Vigon, who has been raising money to restore Simeon Solomon's gravestone at the Willesden Jewish cemetery. Also taking part is Professor Carolyn Conroy, of York University who will speak about her plans for a Simeon Solomon fellowship. Sandys Row Synagogue is at 4a Sandys Row, London, E1 7HW (closest tube Liverpool Street). Tickets are 10 (JEECS members 8), with light refreshments included. Booking is essential. Email Clive or phone 07941 367 882.
Isaac Rosenberg
We have an ongoing campaign to commemorate the life of Isaac Rosenberg - one of the greatest First World War poets. Discover more here: Isaac Rosenberg
Take a look at our recently acquired archive of historic East End photos more

The Cable - February 2014