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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

  • Adam Zahn

    Can you help in uncovering information aboiut Adam Zahn, who lived in Bethnal Green in the early 1900s and owned a bakery? Read More
  • New book brings the 1930s and 1940s East End to life

      The lively Jewish East End community of the 1930s and 1940s is brought to life in a new book edited and translated by Yiddish scholar, musician and JEECS stalwart Vivi Lachs, with translations of stories and sketches by Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky. Read More
  • East End-born author provides a sharp look at 18th century anti-Semitism with a modern resonance

    The saga of England’s so-called Jew Law of 1753, made law and then repealed within six months, is a little known episode in Anglo-Jewish history that nonetheless has considerable resonance today. It has now been brought into sharp focus in the latest book by East End born and bred Yoel Sheridan, (whom East End contemporaries may remember as Julius Shrensky, Read More
  • JEECS News Update: Jan 2022

    Holocaust Memorial Day Walk: January 30. Covid has ruled out the normal events in the East End this year. However I shall be doing my annual walk, The Jewish East End – World War 2 and the Holocaust, on Sunday January 30. This is a free event, but needs to be booked through my email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will meet at Aldgate Read More
  • Isaac Rosenberg: a great war poet for the 21st Century

    Born in Bristol but brought up in the East End, the multi-talented Isaac Rosenberg has been unduly neglected. Two of his biographers, Jean Liddiard and Jean Moorcroft Wilson, wrote articles for The Cable, the JEECS magazine, in 2006 and 2008 respectively aiming to redress the balance. Both are fascinating reads, and are now here on our website to mark the anniversary Read More
  • 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
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