Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Rhodes

Here we will provide you with information regarding the historical exhibition which is located in the rooms formerly used as the women’s prayer rooms at the “Kahal Shalom” synagogue, which is now the Jewish Museum of Rhodes. In addition, this web site will inform you of other interesting subjects which are unique to the history of the Jews of Rhodes. This web site is produced by the Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, founded by Aron Hasson, and established to preserve the unique history of the Jews of Rhodes.

The Museum

Images of the Jewish Museum of Rhodes and a sample of its archives.

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La Juderia

Tour map of the Jewish Quarter and location of Jewish homes & businesses from before the War.

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The Cemetery

One of the oldest and best preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe.

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Rhodes DNA Project & Family Tree Resources.

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Gift Shop

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Here are Rhodesli and Ladino audio recordings from our archives

Recent Comments

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  • Rabbi Yosi Aronson: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): I am the great great grandson of Rabbi Nissim Chilibi Codron. He immigrated to Israel around 1900 and passed away in 1906. I found his grave in the old cemetery in Tiberius.
  • aron: Thanks Rita. We are always interested in collecting more old photos and items to be used for future calendars, and for display in the museum. People sharing these items like you is what makes the museum so personal and special.
  • Rita Franco: Aron, We have enjoyed our yearly calendar for many years now & was wondering if you would be interested or in need of new pictures of Rodes prior to 1928 when my father Joseph David Franco left Rhodes for Italy & soon after for the Belgian Congo? Besides being from the Franco family, we are closely related to...
  • Diana Franco: (from the “Rhodes DNA Project” of the Genealogy page): I am in contact with the Franco’s , Israel’s, Turiel, Benveniste, Benon, Hasson and Hazan and Cohen. I will email this site to them.
  • Sandra Levy: (from the “Family Trees & Photos” of the Genealogy page): Hello I’m Sandra Levy. My grandfather was David Levy, he was born around 1863 and lived in Rhodes before emigrating to Chile. His parents were Isaac and Rachel Levy. He had several siblings who stayed in Rhodes. I’m trying to find David...
  • Lori (Huniu) Escalera: (from the “Family Trees & Photos” page of “Genealogy”): Hi everyone, I am starting do research again after a 12 year hiatus! I figured I’d better get the names and stories to the photos before entirely forgetting! I see there is much more available now online. I am still looking...