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

Celebrating the Jewish East End

Our aim is to increase awareness of the history and culture of London's Jewish East End, to preserve what remains and record what has now gone.  Our 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.

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Events

  • The East End of Isaac Rosenberg

    SUNDAY APRIL 2
    WALK: THE EAST END OF ISAAC ROSENBERG

    Clive Bettington will lead a walk through the East End on the 99th anniversary of the
    disappearance of Isaac Rosenberg on the Western Front. He will discuss how the area affected the poetry and painting of this troubled genius.

    Meet at 2.00pm at Aldgate tube. Cost £12 (£10 for members of JEECS).
    Booking
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07941 367 882.


    All proceeds to Isaac Rosenberg Statue fund

  • The Holocaust and the East End

    SUNDAY JANUARY 29
    WALK: THE JEWISH EAST END – WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST


    JEECS chairman Clive Bettington leads this walk, which is part of the East End programme centred on Holocaust Memorial Day. It will look at the politics, writers and entertainment in the area during the war. Major civilian disasters in the East End will be discussed and the link between the Jewish East End and the Holocaust will be examined.

    The walk starts at Aldgate tube and ends at Hughes Mansions. Clive will then take the group to East London Central Synagogue (in Nelson Street) where there will be an inter-faith Holocaust commemoration and refreshments will be served.

    Meet at 12.30pm at Aldgate tube.

    The inter-faith commemoration and walk are free events, but booking for the walk is essential at
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07941 367 882.
    Please tell all your friends and family members.

    Click here for details of other Holocaust Memorial Day-linked events in the East End.  

  • London Jews in World War I

    SUNDAY MARCH 5. 2.30 - 4.30.  PROJECT TO RESEARCH THE ROLE OF LONDON JEWS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.  FREE. The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John’s Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA. 

    JEECS is going to be at the synagogue as part of this fascinating project.

    The organisers are keen to meet people who had a Jewish family member living in London in 1914-1918, or who are just interested in learning more about finding and preserving stories of London Jewry in the First World War. There will be a short explanatory talk and the opportunity to chat to the team.

    They would love to know if you have family stories, photographs, medals, letters or other items relating to the 1914-1918 period or if you would like to volunteer to help others with research and uploading information.

    Their aim is to create a lasting archive of stories to honour and remember London’s Jewish community, and its contribution to the war effort, a century ago.

    The event is free, and there will be refreshments. You can RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come along. Everyone is welcome.

    The synagogue is a 5-7 minute walk from bus stops for routes: 13, 82, 46, 113, 139, 187, 189 and 274, and about 15 minutes walk from St John's Wood tube. There is a free on-street parking nearby on Sundays.

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The Cable Magazine

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The Cable Magazine

The Cable is the only magazine devoted to the old Jewish East End. It is lavishly illustrated in full colour (though many photographs, by virtue of their age, have to be in black and white) and jam-packed with interesting articles, personal reminiscences, and news of events and JEECS activities. 

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End. 

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.20 postage in UK; if overseas please ask us).  Order from editor@jeecs.org.uk, phone 07941 367882, or write to Jewish East End Celebration Society, PO Box 57317, London E1 3WG enclosing a cheque for £4.70 payable to JEECS.

How to Subscribe

All JEECS members receive The Cable free as part of their membership. To join JEECS, download a membership form from this website and send it to JEECS, PO Box No 57317, London E1 3WG, with a cheque for £25. To find out more email c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk 

To buy a single issue of The Cable send a cheque for £4.67 to the above address. Or to find out more email editor@jeecs.org.uk  

Latest news

  • Jewish philanthropist to be commemorated in new Aldgate square

    The City of London Corporation is creating a new square next to St Botolph's, Aldgate. The drinking fountain in memory of Frederick Mocatta, the notable Jewish financier and philanthropist, has now been fully restored and put in the square. Read More
  • World War One project needs you

    JEECS is going to be at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John’s Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA, from 2.30 to 4.30 on Sunday March 5 as part of a fascinating project to research the role of London Jews in the First World War. Read More
  • JEECS co-operates on Mendoza film

    JEECS is working with an American film company making a feature film on the life of Daniel Mendoza, known as the father of scientific boxing. Read More
  • Campaign saves East End pub

    The historic Still and Star public house in Aldgate has been saved from demolition and site redevelopment after a campaign by the Victorian Society, supported by JEECS.  Read More
  • Walks, plus Cable editorship plea

    Nelson Street synagogue   Below are details below of two forthcoming walks that we hope will attract planty of people, plus a call for new blood at the helm of the JEECS magazine, The Cable. Read More
  • Brady Street cemetery through the seasons

    Can you send the author your Brady Street recollections? Many members of JEECS will know of the United Synagogue owned cemetery in Brady Street, a few hundred yards from the street’s junction with Whitechapel Road. . In 2011 the cemetery celebrated its 250th anniversary – having been founded in 1761 – with a ceremony attended by the then Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks. Read More
  • A London gathering to honour an acclaimed Yiddish writer. Can you name any of the people in these pictures?

    The celebrated Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb visited London in 1949. And, thanks to the Yiddish cultural historian David Mazower and to Goldie Morgentaler, Chava’s daughter, we have photographs of a gathering of London-based Yiddish writers and journalists assembled in what is possibly a café, in March 1949 to hear her give a reading of her poetry. Read More
  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections.  The London Jewish Cultural Centre has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War. Read More
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