Jewish East End Celebration Society
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Beaumont Grove
Beaumont Grove South West Essex Reform Synagogue's Beaumont Grove Branch evolved from the Oxford and St George's Settlement.
Sandy's Row
Sandy's Row Sandy's Row Synagogue interior.The dominant interior colour is orange, reflecting the Dutch origins of the synagogue's founders
Sandy's Row
Sandy's Row Sandys Row Synagogue straddles the City/East End boundary. It was founded in 1884.
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue Bethnal Green Great Synagogue, 11 to 15 Bethnal Green Road, closed in 1984.
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue Turn left at the North End of Brick Lane and walk along Bethnal Green Road for 500 yards to find Bethnal Green Great Synagogue next to Club Row. Formerly a member of the Federation of Synagogues, until recently it was a clothing factory and is now an artist's studio. Look for the large Star of David on the side of the building.
Spitalfields Great Synagogue
Spitalfields Great Synagogue The Brick Lane Mosque, formerly the Machzike Hadass (Spitalfields Great) Synagogue was a member of the Federation of Synagogues. This impressive building was once a Hugenot chapel. It became a synagogue in 1898 and closed in the mid 1970s. It was once so busy that additional classrooms for religious education were built on the original roof. Look up and you can still see them.
The former Spitalfields Great Synagogue
The former Spitalfields Great Synagogue Originally a Hugenot Chapel,the former Spitalfields Great Synagogue (Machzike Hadass), Brick Lane , now a mosque

Latest news

  • The Whitechapel of Isaac Rosenberg

    We have a fascinating guided walk on Sunday November 21 commemorating the great East End war poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg. The date is the closest Sunday to the anniversary of his birth in 1890. Read More
  • Banners commemorate Petticoat Lane’s past, present and future

    The revitalisation of Petticoat Lane, London’s oldest Sunday street market still in operation, continues apace with the unveiling next week of the community banners, commemorating many aspects of market life, along Wentworth Street and into Middlesex Street. Read More
  • Petticoat Lane captured on camera

    Petticoat Lane, on the edge of the East End, is London’s oldest existing Sunday street market. Over many decades, it played an important part in the life of Jewish London. Read More
  • Can you help?

    Can you help Claire Burstein? She writes: “I am currently helping my Jewish father find his non Jewish Cypriot father who was called Nick and had a grocery shop on the corner of Chance Street [Chance Street is a lively Shoreditch street off Bethnal Green Road]. Read More
  • Jewish women of the East End

    The celebrated author Rachel Lichtenstein  (Rodinsky's Room [with Iain Sinclair], Rodinsky's Whitechapel and On Brick Lane} is working on a new project celebrating the lives of Jewish women of the East End and hopes JEECS people can help. Read More
  • Whitechapel’s short-lived operatic dream

    The Temple of Art aimed to bring high culture to the East End. But it was an adventure that would end in tears, as cultural historian David Mazower reveals in a book of essays in memory of Bill Fishman, JEECS’s late honorary president.  Read More
  • Next steps for Isaac Rosenberg memorial project

    Where would be the appropriate site for the planned memorial bust to Isaac Rosenberg, the great World War One poet and artist? Read More
  • Local historian seeks your ideas

    We've had a request for help from local historian Siri Christiansen, whose letter to JEECS chairman Clive Bettington is below.  She would love to hear from people with ideas that she might follow up on. Send any messages to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will forward them. Read More
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