Jewish East End Celebration Society
P.O. Box 57317, London E1 3WG
enquiries@jeecs.org.uk

Celebrating the Jewish East End

Our aim is to increase awareness of the history and culture of London's Jewish East End, to preserve what remains and record what has now gone.  Our magazine - The Cable - contains a wealth of articles and photos that will interest all who wish to rediscover the rich history of our immigrant forefathers.

We organise walks, talks, film shows and more to celebrate the Jewish story.  Do please join JEECS by clicking membership, downloading and filling in the form, and returning it to the address shown.  You can also follow us on twitter and join us on facebook.

  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections. JW3, the Jewish community and cultural centre (which has absorbed the old London Jewish Cultural Centre) has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War.
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  • Jewish voices from a time of darkness

    If Lewis Altman is remembered today other than by immediate family it is as a leading character in two City scandals of the 1970s. But he has quite another claim to fame; he was one of over 540 British, Dutch and Empire prisoners of the Japanese during the second world war. Many, including Altman, were East Enders.
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  • Going to the dogs

    Do you have memories, or stories from your families, of going to the dogs or the races? Or what about popping down the pub in the days of the old East End? If so, JEECS member Isabelle Seddon would like to hear from you.
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  • Bernard Kops film provides a fascinating insight into the last great East End chronicler

    Bernard Kops’s place in the canon of English writers is probably assured. And anyone with doubts will have had them dispelled by the May 17 event at JW3, the Jewish cultural centre in north London. We have to declare an interest; Bernard is JEECS life president. He is also the last of that band of writers, including Emanuel Litvinoff and
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Events

  • Isaac Rosenberg Statue Fundraising Event

    Sunday November 27

    Isaac Rosenberg Statue Fundraising Event. 6.00pm. Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU. Tickets £25. Full booking details and programme to be supplied shortly.

  • Walk: Isaac Rosenberg's Whitechapel

    Friday November 25
    Walk: Isaac Rosenberg's Whitechapel. This takes place on the 126th anniversary of the birth of the great East End poet /painter. Clive Bettington will discuss how the milieu in which he grew up helped to produce one of the greatest British poets of the Great War. His poetry and paintings will be examined. Meet at Aldgate Tube 11.00 am. £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential. 

    call 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Walk: The Myths of the Battle of Cable Street.

    Friday October 7

    Walk: The Myths of the Battle of Cable Street. Clive Bettington discusses the many myths surrounding the most iconic political event in the history of the Jewish East End. Meet at Tower Hill tube 11.00am. £12 (JEECS members £10) Booking essential. Call 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Walk: Radicals of the Jewish East End

    Sunday September 18

    Walk: Radicals of the Jewish East End. Clive Bettington will examine the various radical movements in the East End and how they affected the Jewish community – Bolshevism, Zionism, Anarchism etc. Meet at Aldgate tube 2.00pm. £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential. 

    Call 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Walk: East Enders buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery

    Sunday September 11
    Walk: East Enders buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery. Clive Bettington will lead a walk looking at the inhabitants of this famous cemetery who have East End links. Among the colourful characters discussed will be artists Simeon Solomon and Mark Gertler, entrepreneurs Sir Charles Clore, Sir Marcus Samuels and Barney Barnato, politicians such as Viscount Samuel and Lord Janner and musicians such as Geraldo.
    Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, Willesden, London NW10 2JE. 11.00am. Meet at entrance lodge. £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential. Call 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Cable Magazine

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The Cable Magazine

The Cable is the only magazine devoted to the old Jewish East End. It is lavishly illustrated in full colour (though many photographs, by virtue of their age, have to be in black and white) and jam-packed with interesting articles, personal reminiscences, and news of events and JEECS activities. 

The Cable. Dedicated to the Jewish East End. 

The magazine for everybody interested in the Jewish East End.

Just £3.50 (plus £1.19 postage in UK; if overseas please ask us).  Order from editor@jeecs.org.uk, phone 07941 367882, or write to Jewish East End Celebration Society, PO Box 57317, London E1 3WG enclosing a cheque for £4.67 payable to JEECS.

How to Subscribe

All JEECS members receive The Cable free as part of their membership. To join JEECS, download a membership form from this website and send it to JEECS, PO Box No 57317, London E1 3WG, with a cheque for £25. To find out more email c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk 

To buy a single issue of The Cable send a cheque for £4.67 to the above address. Or to find out more email editor@jeecs.org.uk  

Latest news

  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections. JW3, the Jewish community and cultural centre (which has absorbed the old London Jewish Cultural Centre) has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War. Read More
  • Jewish voices from a time of darkness

    If Lewis Altman is remembered today other than by immediate family it is as a leading character in two City scandals of the 1970s. But he has quite another claim to fame; he was one of over 540 British, Dutch and Empire prisoners of the Japanese during the second world war. Many, including Altman, were East Enders. Read More
  • Going to the dogs

    Do you have memories, or stories from your families, of going to the dogs or the races? Or what about popping down the pub in the days of the old East End? If so, JEECS member Isabelle Seddon would like to hear from you. Read More
  • Bernard Kops film provides a fascinating insight into the last great East End chronicler

    Bernard Kops’s place in the canon of English writers is probably assured. And anyone with doubts will have had them dispelled by the May 17 event at JW3, the Jewish cultural centre in north London. We have to declare an interest; Bernard is JEECS life president. He is also the last of that band of writers, including Emanuel Litvinoff and Read More
  • A Jewish colony in Essex

    HAROLD POLLINS investigates an old headline and discovers a forgotten project to give East Enders the opportunity of less crowded living in a new development. Read More
  • Are we relatives?

    A US resident wonders whether a photograph on an East End blog might be of someone to whom she is related. The subject of the photograph, a Mr Ralph Burns, bears a striking resemblance to the writer’s grandfather, who went to the US as a child. She thinks they might be relatives. Can you help her contact Mr Burns? Read More
  • Nelson Street marks Holocaust Memorial Day

    Holocaust Memorial Day was marked in the East End with a wide range of events, culminating in the annual Interfaith Commemoration at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street. Read More
  • A tailor's life

    Was one of your forebears a tailor or other clothing trade worker in the old East End? If so, biographer Dr Pamela Inder would love to hear from you. Read More
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