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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Gift Shop

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Audios & Videos

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Recent Comments

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  • Rochelle DeLeon: (from the “Emigration” page): My grandpatrnts came from Island of Rhodes in the early 1900 Jacob DeLeon and Sarah Peha.. They come to Seattle. Grandfather one of the founders of Ezra Basarroth. Is there any information on them. My mother Stella Hasson and aunt Flora Hasson came to Los Angles after the...
  • Stanley D. Altaras: (from the “Family Tree” page): My Grandfather was Rabbi Sabetai Israel who met his wife while studying in Rhodos and her name Caden Alhadeff. They moved to Seattle and he was attributed to being the first ordained Sephardi Rabbi there. I would like to be in contact as I believe perhaps my family is...
  • Meir G. Gover: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): This is to Samuel Levy: If your dad Moise is from Rhodes, Please contact me. mggover@gmail.com Meir G. Gover Tel Aviv
  • Meir G. Gover: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): to Bob Levy: Bob, you wrote that your dad Elie Levy is from Rhodes. Did you take the low cost Y37 Y chromosome saliva test @ FTDNA.com? I have a branch on my paternal side who arrived in Salonika 16th cen. from Spain. I wonder if you carry the same Y Haplogroup which I...
  • Joseph Elkana: (from the “Who’s Going?” page:) To: Lisa Medlin. Please email me Jelkana@gmail.com. I would like to know more about your family. My name is Joseph Elkana, my relatives are part of the Alcana family from Rhodes.
  • Joseph Elkana: (from the “Genealogy” page:) My family is the Alcana family. My grandfather escaped from Rhodes to Turkey. Miru Alcana was the only survivor of the Holocaust. I was told by my father, I have far cousin relations with the Hasson, Soriano, and Israel family. The Elkana/Alcana family line currently resides in...

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation
Telephone: (310) 475-4779
Email: info@rhodesjewishmuseum.org