JEWISH EAST END CELEBRATION SOCIETY P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG firstname.lastname@example.org
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 facebook. A point of concern has been the state of Bancroft Road cemetery. Read more: Bancroft RoadThe 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.
Book walks by phoning 07941 367 882 or email; Clive Sunday 19 January Walk-the East End of Israel Zangwill Clive Bettington will examine the writings and politics of Israel Zangwill on the 150th anniversary of his birth in Ebenezer Square Meet 10.30am Aldgate tube £10 (£8 JEECS members)
The February 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
Thursday 27 February Walk-Jewish Bloomsbury Clive Bettington will look at the Jewish connections in this most intellectual of areas-the Freuds, Melanie Klein, Amy Levy, the Wolfs the Warburg Institute –he will also view the site of the proposed statue of Isaac Rosenberg Meet 2pm Russell Square Tube £10 (£8 JEECS members ) Thursday 27 February Rosenberg and Sassoon Lecture: This talk by Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson forms part of Jewish Book Week at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. The talk is at 7.00pm; bookings need to be made via http://www.jewishbookweek.com/festival/jewish-book-week-2014
Sunday 2 March 100th anniversary of the Oxford and St George’s Club A festival of fun, food and entertainment. Troxy Cinema, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.
See www.ostg100.co.uk for details