Among the Jewish chaplains that served the
Rev. Solomon Lipson
- chaplain to the County Asylums for 47 years, particularly Friern Hospital.
Prior to the opening of the synagogue, Rev. Lipson conducted services in
various parts of the hospital. He blew the shofar for residents on the
High Holydays, arranged for the provision of treats on special occasions
and at weekends devoted himself to interviewing relatives of patients. He retired
in 1953 (aged 78)
as Jewish chaplain to the Mental Health Service.
On his retirement, he was presented with an
illuminated address by the medical staff, the text of which read as
"We the medical staff of Friern Hospital present this address to you
as an expression of our appreciation of your devoted service to the
whole hospital community for the past 47 years. We wish to record the
high esteem in which we have always held you and the affection held by
all of us who have known you and worked with you at Friern. It is with
much regret that we see an old friend and valued colleague leave our
staff, but we hope you will enjoy your well-earned retirement for many
Rev. Samuel Morris Bromberger
- full-time United Synagogue hospital chaplain, who was attached mainly to the Friern Hospital from 1955
Rabbi Dr. Morris Ginsberg
- post 1953.(iv)
Rev. I. Stanley
- post 1953.(v)
Rev. Irving Chazen
- chaplain for patients at mental hospitals on behalf of the United Synagogue Visitation Committee, from 1967
until his death in 1975.
A Jewish club room at Friern Hospital was named the Chazen Room in
his memory and which included a marble plaque, set in the wall, with the
"This plaque is consecrated to the everlasting and cherished memory
of Rev. Irving Chazen, Jewish Chaplain to this hospital from 1967 to
1975, who passed away on 17th February 1975 - 6th Adar 5735."
Rev. J.L. Salzedo - chaplain to the hospital from 1975
until his death in 1983. As he was not in a position to conduct Sabbath
services, such services were conducting by members
of the Palmers Green Synagogue Friern Barnet Committee, which formed a
roster of voluntary officiants.(vii)
Rabbi Landy - chaplain to the hospital from 1983.