JEECS works on Mendoza film

JEECS is working with an American film company making a feature film on the life of Daniel Mendoza, known as the father of scientific boxing.

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Isaac Rosenberg evening

We’ve a terrific evening coming up, with an all-star cast of actors, musicians and poets, devoted to the life of the East End poet/artist Isaac Rosenberg. There is also a guided walk of Rosenberg’s Whitechapel. Full details are below. Do come to one or both, and tell your friends and family.


Isaac Rosenberg evening.
Sunday November 27. 6.00 till 8.00pm.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Isaac Rosenberg was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of the poets of the First World War, and the only one to write from the viewpoint of the ordinary soldier. He was also a very fine artist and one of that loose grouping of writers and artists who became known as the Whitechapel Boys. JEECS is working to erect a statue to commemorate this remarkable figure and to mark the centenary of his death on the Somme on April 1 1918.

This event is a celebration of his life in images, words and music, devised by his biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson and featuring Miriam Margolyes, the poet Elaine Feinstein, Alexander Knox, Simon Haynes, Philip Bells, and Vivi Lachs and her band.

It promises to be a wonderfully entertaining evening. We hope to see lots of you there. Proceeds will go to the Rosenberg statue appeal.

Tickets are £25 (concessions £15), which includes a drink. Book on Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/j3jjfzu or call 07941 367 882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malet Street is close to close to Goodge Street, Russel Square and Euston Square tube stations.

See the poster for more details of the evening.

Walk: Isaac Rosenberg's Whitechapel
Friday November 25


This takes place on the 126th anniversary of the birth of the great East End poet /painter. Clive Bettington will discuss how the milieu in which he grew up helped to produce one of the greatest British poets of the Great War. His poetry and paintings will be examined. Meet at Aldgate Tube 11.00 am. £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential. Call 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Klezmer night

October 3. Finborough Arms (below Finborough Theatre), 118 Finborough Road, Earls Court, London SW10 9ED. 

Event for audience members at that evening's performance of Treasure (see below). Free for ticket holders for Treasure.

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Finally commemorated – 100 years on

Leah Lehrman was just 16 when she was killed while cycling from her East End home to central London and her job as a tailor. Now, 100 years after her death in a Zeppelin raid, her tomb has a headstone after a 20-year search by her niece, Janet Foster, for the resting place of the aunt she never knew.

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Gallery

Membership

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

For membership, fill in the form then e.mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it 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

About JEECS

Welcome to theJewishEastEndCelebrationSociety

 

The Jewish East End Celebration Society is a registe­red charity dedicated to recording and remembering the cultural heritage of the Jewish East End. Our aim is to focus attention on the history of Jewish life and culture as they developed in London’s East End and their legacy today. Our work includes the on-going documentation in print and on video of the architecture, music, literature, theatre, religious practices and daily lives of the Jewish community in the East End; the commissioning of projects in litera­ture, performance and the visual arts; and the creation of a permanent heritage centre and archive. With the changes in population living and working in the East End today we work closely with local authority and local community groups, and to establish links with other organisations whose work covers similar themes.

 

JEECS was founded on March 3, 2003 to save what remains of the rich Jewish heritage of the East End. The fact that only some 2,000 Jews were still in the East End did not deter us as the Jewish East End was the very cradle of the Anglo-Jewish community. It was essential not only to save the remaining buildings of the Jewish East End but to record the history of the people who had lived there and the events that had taken place there. We have not always achieved our aims, but we have had some notable successes.

 

We have organised numerous walks, curated an exhibition on the Siege of Sidney Street at the Museum of London Docklands, organised seminars on Cable Street (twice) Zionism, Isaac Rosenberg, Israel Zangwill and much more. We originated the Holocaust Memorial events in the East End. We have also taken up the cudgels in defence of Jewish interests in the East End. We played a prominent part in stopping the so-called “hijab” gates in Brick Lane and an important part in saving Bancroft Road library and in the abortive campaign to save Mother Levy’s maternity home in Underwood Road. We always co-operate with other Jewish cultural groups in London and with other faith groups in Tower Hamlets.

Who we are

Honorary Life President

Bernard Kops

Chairman

Clive Bettington

07941 367882

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Magazine editorial

David Walker

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Membership

Shirley Collier

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Contact

Jewish East End Celebration Society

PO Box 57317, London E1 3WG.

 

 

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The Cable

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End.

The Cable is 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. 

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Events

JEECS Events 2014

To book any event or for further information, please call Clive Bettington on 07941 367 882, or email  Clive.

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