Do you want to help preserve the Jewish East End of London? Have you considered joining the Jewish East End Celebration Society?

Regrettably, with the winding down of JEECS, we are no longer able to enroll new members. To learn more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to: JEECS, P.O. Box no: 57317, London E1 3WG

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To the left is a photo of the former Vine Court Synagogue. Vine Court amalgamated with nearby Fieldgate Street Synagogue in 1965.

 

Jeecs has been involved with:

  • The restoration of the Minnie Lansbury clock on the Electric Building in Bow
  • The erection of the plaque to Daniel Mendoza (the father of scientific boxing) at Queen Mary's College Mile End
  • The rediscovery, restoration and erection of the New Road Synagogue foundation and Great Garden Street Synagogue plaques at Nelson Street Synagogue
  • Innumerable play readings, book presentations, music evenings, and educational seminars on all aspects of life in the Jewish East End of London
  • The Siege of Sidney Street 100th anniversary commemoration at the Museum of London Docklands
  • Organisation of Holocaust Memorial day events in the East End

Latest news

  • Harking back through the centuries

    News that a change of use application to turn the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry into a boutique hotel has been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council has prompted us to resurrect this interesting short article by the late Philip Walker z"l, revealing a mysterious Jewish link, from our magazine The Cable, originally published in 2013. To find out more about the plans for Read More
  • Newsletter: January 2019.

        From Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman   1. Isaac Rosenberg Statue I continue working on the above project as I want to ensure that the statue commemorating Rosenberg, the acclaimed East End artist and poet who is recognised as one of the finest poets of the Great War, is erected this year. JEECS has to continue until the project Read More
  • Nelson Street on Wikipedia

    The beautiful East London Centre Synagogue in Nelson Street (30-40 Nelson Street, E1 2DS) now features on Wikipedia, with an entry that draws in part from an article in JEECS magazine, The Cable. Read More
  • 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
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For the old Jeecs site, visit www.jeecs.org.uk/archive