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 have organised walks, talks, film shows and more to celebrate the Jewish story.  

  • 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
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  • 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
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Events

  • 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 has been 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. Sadly, this is its last issue.  

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End. 

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.22 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 £4.72 payable to JEECS.

 To find out more email c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk 

 

Latest news

  • 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
  • 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
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