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

  • 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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