Jewish East End Celebration Society
P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG

Eastside Community Heritage is seeking budding young historians to work on its fascinating oral history project East End to Essex, documenting the social and cultural heritage of the Redbridge Jewish community.

" When I was living in Dalston we used to hang around Stamford Hill and there used to be a fabulous salt beef bar. And it really was so cheap to go and get a salt beef sandwich and a latke and a cucumber and a drink. Now you need a mortgage! What happened?" -- Cllr. Alan Weinberg

The project is being run in conjunctin with the Rothschild Foundation.

Redbridge Jewish community has seen vast changes in the past 20 years. Even up to a decade age, Redbridge housed one of the largest communities in Europe. The community thrived when large-scale migration to Redbridge became the new home for thousands of Jews from London's East End. In partnership with the Rothschild Foundation we are recording the experiences and life stories of this enigmatic and vibrant community

Eastside Community Heritage is seeking volunteers between the ages of 11 – 19 to help record the histories of the community. As a part of the programme you will go on two visits. First, to the University of Oxford COMPAS (Centre of Migration, Policy and Society) to learn more about migration. After you will go to the Jewish Museum in London and be trained in using archival materials and will put together podcasts and other fun activities.

This is an exciting opportunity for young people to be involved in and is a great way to learn more about the Jewish community in Redbridge. Do you have family in the area? Are you between the ages of 11 and 19? If so get in touch to ask how you can be involved.

Eastside Community Heritage is also currently seeking participants from the Redbridge Jewish Community to talk to us about their life stories in the area. Do you have a story about the Jewish community in Redbridge? If so, they would like to hear from you and have you share your story.

For further information please contact Claire Days This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about the project and Eastside Community Heritage please contact on 020 8553 4343 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eastside Community Heritage Was established in 1993 as part of the Stratford City Challenge community history project. Over the years the organisation has worked on numerous projects documenting the lives of people who live and work in east London. It created the East London Peoples Archive which now holds over 2000 oral histories, thousands of photographs and video material all preserved and archived for public benefit. The archive is now accessible to the public for further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out more about Eastside Community Heritage and this project please visit the website: or follow them on Twitter @EastsideCH.



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