East End

Historian fights to preserve East End landmark

By Jessica Elgot, September 8, 2011

A Tower Hamlets campaign group is fighting to save the former Jewish Maternity Hospital building in Whitechapel from demolition by developers.

Retired teacher and local historian Tom Ridge is spearheading a letter-writing campaign to preserve the building, which is more than a century old.

Arnold Wesker and Lionel Bart were among famous Jews born there.


Open season for communal heritage sites

September 8, 2011

A two-hour cemetery tour during a torrential downpour might not seem the most fun Sunday outing.


Israel Connect East End Pub Crawl

By israelconnect, September 2, 2011
Sunday 18 September
4:00pm - 7:00pm


Fury over construction on site of cemetery

By Jessica Elgot, August 25, 2011

Strictly Orthodox leaders have pledged to organise mass protests against plans by Queen Mary, University of London, to build on the site of a Jewish cemetery in Mile End Road, east London.

The Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe is leading the campaign against the development of the Novo Sephardic cemetery, which now belongs to the university.


Barber shop horror for Tottenham's Aaron Biber

By Jessica Elgot, August 11, 2011

He was born in Cable Street, but this week's riots and the destruction of his tiny barber's shop has devastated 89-year-old Aaron Biber.

The inside of Mr Biber's shop on Tottenham High Road in London was wrecked by youths during Saturday night's riots.


PUB CRAWL meets Zionist East End of London WALKING TOUR

By israelconnect, July 15, 2011
Sunday 7 August
4:00pm - 7:00pm


Heritage tour is full of East End promise

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Three dozen young professionals made an East End pilgrimage on Sunday to learn more about the writers, community leaders and visionaries who enriched Jewish life in the area in the 19th and early 20th century.


Anti-Fascist Footprints: a walk through the 1930s East End

By East End Walks, April 11, 2011
Sunday 17 April
11:00am - 1:00pm


Sainsbury's kosher food 'vandalised'

By Jessica Elgot, April 7, 2011

Sainsbury's is investigating claims that the kosher food section at its Whitechapel store is being vandalised.

Rachel Vincent, 61, an Israeli living in Tower Hamlets, says she has been reporting incidents for nearly a year. "The problems are with the chilled section. Sausages and ham and bacon are deliberately put with the kosher food. I keep complaining but it never changes."


Mum receives council apology

By Robyn Rosen, April 7, 2011

The mother of an autistic child has received compensation and an apology from Hackney Council for lack of support.

Five years ago, Maxine Jones told the council that her son Daniel's school, Simon Marks Jewish Primary, could not provide the care he needed.