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East End shopping
East End shopping A Jewish chemists in Aldgate
Apologies from Herzl
Apologies from Herzl A 1901 letter from Theodore Herzl, founder of Zionism, to Mrs Maurburger of 39 Fashion Street, apologising for not being able to attend a meeting
An East End philanthropist
An East End philanthropist Lord (Nathan Myer) Rothschild, banker and philanthropist
An opponent of Jewish immigration
An opponent of Jewish immigration Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler, Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogue and opponent of east European immigration to the UK
The King's Own Schneiders
The King's Own Schneiders Royal Fusiliers tailoring for the War effort. These tailors refered to themselves as 'The King's Own Schneiders'. Schneider is Yiddish for tailor.
Boots for sale
Boots for sale A print of a Jewish secondhand boot seller in an East End bazaar. Was this a forerunner of Petticoat Lane?
Family portrait
Family portrait Abraham Cassel with his parents
Posing for the camera
Posing for the camera Moshe Kramer, an elderly Jewish immigrant, posing as a farmer in an East End photographic studio
The Royal Jewsiliers
The Royal Jewsiliers 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, raised from East London Jews in World War One. They called themselves 'The Royal Jewsiliers'.
Menu of delights
Menu of delights Advertisement for J Bonn, cook and confectioner, 2 Wentworth Street, London E1
A family portrait
A family portrait Cicely Marie with her grandson
The Jewish World
The Jewish World The 1899 front cover of The Jewish World celebrating the inauguration of the English Zionist Federation. Sir Francis Montefiore is in the chair.
Jewish tailors at war
Jewish tailors at war Royal Fusiliers tailoring for the War effort. These tailors refered to themselves as 'The King's own Schneiders'. Schneider is Yiddish for tailor.
Somewhere to relax
Somewhere to relax The women’s sitting room in an East End Jewish institution
Pupils and teacher
Pupils and teacher The Reverend Norman Halter, chazzan, mohel and minister of Cannon Street Road synagogue, photographed with pupils
Posing for the photographer
Posing for the photographer Morris Bilson, posing in an East End photographic studio. Perhaps he had received assistance from the Jewish Board of Guardians?

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  • East End playwright, novelist and poet Bernard Kops dies aged 97

    Bernard Kops, the great East End playwright, novelist and poet, and honorary president of JEECS, has died at the age of 97 The son of Dutch-Jewish immigrants, Bernard was born in 1926 and brought up in Stepney Green Buildings in a world whose frontier was Aldgate East tube station, a world in which clothing from the Jewish Board of Guardians Read More
  • Seeking the human being within, behind the cloak

    Bernard Kops, the great East End playwright, poet and novelist has died at the age of 97. Honorary life president of JEECS, he was an astute observer of both the old Jewish East End and the modern world. The interview below is from the JEECS magazine The Cable in 2006 and is being republished as a tribute to a great Read More
  • A fresh look at the Siege of Sydney Street

      The Siege of Sydney Street is the subject of a new book published on March 1 that provides a thrilling account of this iconic East End event. Read More
  • From Polish immigrant to East End artist: the lost Whitechapel boy

    Morris Goldstein, a near forgotten member of the remarkable group of artists and writers that flourished in the East End in the early part of the last century, deserves wider recognition. RAYMOND FRANCIS, his son, gives us a taste of his story in this extract from his book about his father's life. This article was published in JEECS's magazine The Read More
  • East End Brady days

    An exhibtion devoted to the history of the Brady Girls' Club opens in London on October 6. So it seemed a timely moment to republish these reminiscences of an iconic East End organisation originally published in our magazine The Cable in 2010. Read More
  • Exhibition celebrates the Brady Girls' Club

    The history of a seminal East End organisation, the wonderful Brady Girls’ Club, is being celebrated in an exhibition at London Metropolitan University opening next month. Read More
  • Sikh peddlers in the Jewish East End

    The role of Jewish East Enders in working with early Sikh arrivals in the UK is set to form part of a new documentary film whose creators are seeking people who can talk to them from a Jewish perspective about the partnerships that developed. Read More
  • Bethnal Green plaque commemorates an unsung war hero

      Fl. Sgt. Jack Nissenthall, an unsung hero of the Dieppe Raid of 1942, has been commemorated with a memorial plaque at Bethnal Green in the Jewish East End. Read More
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