Do you want to help preserve the Jewish East End of London? Have you considered joining the Jewish East End Celebration Society?

Regrettably, with the winding down of JEECS, we are no longer able to enroll new members. To learn more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to: JEECS, P.O. Box no: 57317, London E1 3WG

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To the left is a photo of the former Vine Court Synagogue. Vine Court amalgamated with nearby Fieldgate Street Synagogue in 1965.


Jeecs has been involved with:

  • The restoration of the Minnie Lansbury clock on the Electric Building in Bow
  • The erection of the plaque to Daniel Mendoza (the father of scientific boxing) at Queen Mary's College Mile End
  • The rediscovery, restoration and erection of the New Road Synagogue foundation and Great Garden Street Synagogue plaques at Nelson Street Synagogue
  • Innumerable play readings, book presentations, music evenings, and educational seminars on all aspects of life in the Jewish East End of London
  • The Siege of Sidney Street 100th anniversary commemoration at the Museum of London Docklands
  • Organisation of Holocaust Memorial day events in the East End

Latest news

  • JEECS Newsletter, February 2018

    JEWISH EAST END CELEBRATION SOCIETY Newsletter 11 February 2018. From Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman As I said in the last Cable I plan to keep in contact with members of JEECS by newsletters at least until the end of this year. I want to thank everyone who sent emails regretting the closure of JEECS: David and I were touched to Read More
  • RIP Barry Davis z"l

    Barry Davis, the renowned Yiddish actor and scholar, who was a very good friend of JEECS, has died. Read More
  • Farewell to JEECS

      Many of you are probably puzzled that you have not heard from us for some time and that the latest issue of our magazine The Cable is the first in nearly a year. I am afraid that the committee has decided that, because of illnesses and other reasons, it has decided to wind up JEECS at the end of Read More
  • Book Review: Old Hessel Street brought back to life

    A gloriously evocative, and often very funny, collection of stories centred on an iconic East End street   Hessel Street. What an image the name conjures up, with its shops, its market, its cast of characters – the heart of the old Jewish East End. My mother recounted how, as a girl, one of her regular tasks was to take one Read More
  • A Great Yiddish Parade to make Whitechapel sing

    It will soon be time for one of the East End’s most spectacular events, the Great Yiddish parade, and you are all invited. The date is Sunday November 19, when East End streets will echo with the sound of songs once sung there and forgotten for more than a century, as a marching band with singers and klezmer musicians bring Read More
  • Gensheroff premises found

    You published this photo of my father, Sholem Shrensky, and (it is assumed) of L. Gensheroff in issue 24, 2014 of The Cable in the hope that someone might know the location of the Gensheroff premises. Retired Detective Inspector Terry Abrahams astutely found, through the 1911 census, that the family of Isaac Gunscheroff (a close enough re-spelling of the name) Read More
  • Tales from a physician's life

    JEECS member and former East Ender Cyril Sherer shares tales from his fascinating life in a book published this summer that looks back over his long medical career in four vastly different countries. Read More
  • A Hessel Street memory

    I just happened to come across your article on Hessel Street. I am an 85-years old lady now but still remember when my Dad worked plucking the chickens down there, and also playing in Petticoat Lane as a young child when my Mother worked in a café there – many memories of my East End childhood before we moved “up market” to Upper Clapton. Best Wishes Read More
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