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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  • An Evening with Esther Rinkoff

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    People have been asking us about the top picture on our Facebook page (JEECS Facebook). It is the East London Synagogue in Rectory Square, Stepney Green, long closed and now turned into flats, some of which retain features of the synagogue.. The picture (see above) dates from August 1948 The synagogue’s fascinating history has been told by Marc Michaels in Read More
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