The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

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. 

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

Latest issue out now. 

East End Zionists; An operatic dream; Judging the Siege of Sidney Street; Hessel Street stories; Yiddish songs from Whitechapel; JEECS news; Letters; Requests for readers’ help; and more…. Issue 30 2018, £3.50.

Sadly, this is the last issue of The Cable. It is a sad moment for me personally after all these years, and after all the plaudits readers have been kind enough to send us. But, as Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, explains on our News Page, the sad fact is that we are unable to continue.

Thank you for your many kind comments about the magazine over the years. And thank you, everybody who has contributed the articles, pictures and ideas that have done so much to create what I hope has been an interesting, informative and entertaining read.

I know it has been a while since our last issue, and for that I apologize. That said, this swansong issue remains as varied as ever. We look in depth at the life of the controversial judge who presided over the trial that followed that seminal East End event the Siege of Sidney Street, we revive memories of Whitechapel’s short-lived grand opera house, The Temple of Art, Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman, writes about Zionism in the East End, we have news about East End books and music, there are some fascinating letters from readers, and much, much more.

The website remains in place, as does our Facebook page. But otherwise, I am sorry to say, this has to be a sad farewell.

David Walker

Editor, The Cable

 

 

 

Just £3.50 (plus £1.22 UK postage -- check with us for overseas).  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 £4.77 payable to JEECS. 

Latest news

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  • JEECS Newsletter August 2018

    From Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman        1. Email address change Clive Bettington’s new email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please change your contacts lists if necessary. The previous email addresses no longer function. Read More
  • JEECS newsletter July 2018

    From Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman 1. Jewish traders of Petticoat LaneFrank Pittal, one of the last Jewish traders on the Lane, is organising a celebration of the market. Read More
  • Cable back issues available

    Back issues of JEECS’s magazine The Cable are still available at bargain prices. Over the years The Cable has provided a unique account of the people, culture, places and events that made the Jewish East End so vibrant. Read More
  • A fascinating book by a JEECS member

    JEECS member Vivi Lachs’ new book, Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914 is published this month (May). Read More
  • JEECS Newsletter March 29 2018

    1. Vanished works by a famous Japanese artist. 2. A quick reminder about the Rosenberg walk on Sunday April 1, now to be accompanied by a BBC journalist. 3. Jewish events in Tower Hamlets.   Read More
  • Jewish heroes immortalised on camera

    Michael Greisman, whose wonderful historic photograph compilations have featured in our magazine The Cable and on our website, has done it again with a collection of portraits of Jewish Servicemen and Servicewomen – many from the East End – who served with the British armed services during World War Two. Read More
  • 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
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