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.

  • 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
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  • CD captures the East End in music

    JEECS member and Cockney-Yiddish music expert Vivi Lachs has a great event on November 22 with the launch of a CD by her band Katshan’es (Yiddish for “cabbage stalks”, and slang for “nonsense”).
    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)
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  • 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
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Events

  • Talk: Jews in the Fire Service in World War II

    Thursday November 23. 6.00 - 8.00

    With Martin Sugarman and Stephanie Maltman.

    At the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH. Tickets £5.90. Book at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jews-in-the-fire-service-in-ww2-tickets-36396197005. If you have any questions about booking, or are not able to book online, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7332 1869.

    Books for sale at special discount.

  • CD launch

    November 22

    8.00pm for 8.30pm.  Balabam, 58-60 High Rd, Stamford Hill, N15 6JU (close to Seven Sisters tube).

    Launch of CD by Katshan’es (Yiddish for “cabbage stalks”, and slang for “nonsense”)., with JEECS member Vivi Lachs. Live music, food and drink on sale, discount on CD purchases. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/katshanes-debut-cd-launch-tickets-38563146409 at £8 (£5 concessions) plus booking fee, or on the door at £10 (£6)..To learn more go to http://www.katshanes.com/

    NB This is not a JEECS event.

     

     

  • The Great Yiddish Parade

    Sunday November 19. 11.00 - 12.30 Whitechapel. Free.

    Marching band with singers and klezmer musicians bring Yiddish Victorian songs of protest back to the London of today.

    Part of the Being Human festival.  Organised by Dr Nadia Valman, Reader in English Literature and historian of east London at Queen Mary University of London, and Yiddish historian and JEECS member Dr Vivi Lachs.

    March route: Along Whitechapel Road from Goulston Street to General Booth statue, Whitechapel.

    Participants assemble at 10.30, corner of Goulston Street and Whitechapel High Street. Parade starts 11.00. All welcome. no knowledge of Yiddish required. Songsheets provided. For more details, see https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/the-great-yiddish-parade/

    This is not a JEECS event.

     

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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 £4.70 (£3.50 + £1.20 UK postage. Please inquire about overseas postage cost) to the above address. Or to find out more email editor@jeecs.org.uk  

Latest news

  • 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
  • CD captures the East End in music

    JEECS member and Cockney-Yiddish music expert Vivi Lachs has a great event on November 22 with the launch of a CD by her band Katshan’es (Yiddish for “cabbage stalks”, and slang for “nonsense”). 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
  • A film about your family

    JEECS members and other readers of this website are clearly interested in family history, which is why we thought you might be interested in a service offered by a company that specialises in making films about your family history. Read More
  • Congratulations on The Cable

    Dear David: I wanted to write to you in my three capacities, the immediate past Chair of the JewishHistorical Society of England, the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and the Chair of the Working Party on Jewish Monuments (on which Clive Bettington sits) to offer my most sincere thanks and offer congratulations to you on a Read More
  • Fire Services book brings back memories

      Our review of Martin Sugarman's fascinating book about the role played by Jewish members of the Fire Services during the Second World War stirred some memories for long-standing JEECS member Yoel Sheridan, one of our members in Israel.   Read More
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