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ABout Us

Founded in 2017, GEZINT (aka Ozer Umagen) has established kosher respite areas in over 7 hospitals across the country. GEZINT aims to bring a sense of familiarity, comfort and respite for patients and their families in hospital by providing kosher food, refreshments and necessities, thus bringing much relief and care in times of need. ​

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HOSPITALS

GEZINT is an organization which prides itself in their commitment to provide Respite Rooms that are always fully stocked with wholesome, nutritious food and refreshments, practical amenities and Jewish necessities. GEZINT’s steadfast devotion is reflected in our core values of sensitivity, respect, dignity and our unstinting commitment to confidentiality.

GEZINT’s steadfast devotion is reflected in our core values of sensitivity, respect, dignity and our unstinting commitment to confidentiality.

Stanmore Hospital
13.6 miles away
Established 2018
54 room visits

UCLH
5.2 miles away
Established 2019
572 room visits

South End Hospital
46 miles away
Established 2017
632 room visits

St Thomas Hospital
7.1 miles away
Established 2017
136 room visits

St Mary’s Hospital
8.5 miles away
Established 2021
16 room visits

The Story Behind Our Rooms

Gezint provides a Kosher Pantry, stocked with kosher food, that includes a refrigerator, freezer, microwave coffe and tea in alomst all wards in hospitals in the UK.

Our goal is to ensure that patients admitted that might not be prepared for admissions to have the basic snacks and other jewish necessities e.g. snacks, siddurim, tehillim, tallis, tefillin, and other.

During holiday seasons we will ensure our pantries are fully stocked with the seasonal necessities e.g. shofar,megilla, lulev etrog etc.

How It All Started

05 June 2017

Ozer Umagen (Now known as GEZINT) was established by Mr Yitzchok Kohn

26 July, 2017

St Thomas Hospital, and the nearby Evelina Children’s Hospital can now benefit from the Shabbos Cabinet, provided byGEZINT.

09 November 2017

With the help of the Chaplain and Community Rabbi, GEZINT sets up a beautiful Kosher room in South End Hospital.

02 April, 2018
Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the GEZINT Cabinet in the Chapel Portacabin.
July 2018

Lister Hospital - July 2018 9.1 from Stamford hill.

12 December 2018

A Kosher room is made available for Jewish patients, visitors and staff at Broomfield Hospital, kindly opened by GEZINT, in conjunction with the hospital Chaplains.

20 March 2019

UCLH, in conjunction with the GEZINT organization, marks the opening of beautiful Kosher respite room for Jewish patients and their families.

13 October 2021

After many months, GEZINT succeeds in obtaining permission for a Shabbos Cabinet in St Mary’s Hospital.

November 2019

Basildon Hospital agrees to allocate a Kosher room for Jewish patients and families, provided through GEZINT.

July 2022

Due to the pandemic, Baildon Kosher room has been put on hold. It is now due to open in July 2022.

We aim to implement in all hospitals outside the area where people might be admitted when no beds are available.GEZINT is an organization which prides itself in their commitment to provide Respite Rooms that are always fully stocked with wholesome, nutritious food and refreshments, practical amenities and Jewish necessities.GEZINT’s steadfast devotion is reflected in our core values of sensitivity, respect, dignity and our unstinting commitment to confidentiality. 

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL DONORS