Jewish East End Celebration Society
P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG
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Brady Street Ashkenazi Cemetery
Brady Street Ashkenazi Cemetery The Brady Street Ashkenazi Cemetery, Whitechapel, London E1. Closed since 1858
Bud Flanagan
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan (a.k.a. Reuben Weintrob) of Hanbury Street and elsewhere
Jackie Brafman
Jackie Brafman "You've heard of Christian Dior, well I'm the Yiddisher Dior." The quote is from the film A Kid for Two Farthings, based on the Wolf Mankowitz novel. But it seems apt for Jackie Brafman, Wentworth Street trader
Hessell Street
Hessell Street Hessell Street, site of a famous market
Jewish Board of Guardians
Jewish Board of Guardians Plaque marking the site of the Jewish Board of Guardians, 125-129 Middlesex Street
East End children, 1917
East End children, 1917 The little girl on the right is 4-year old Leah Lachman, born in 1913, with her sister on the left and baby brother in the arms of a midwife. Their proud mother Rachel stands behind. Tragedy was to follow; a year later Rachel would be dead, victim of a flu epidemic. Brought up in poverty in Whitechapel, Leah subsequently became Leah Walker and lived to the age of 86. Her grandson, Jonathan, designed this website.

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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