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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  • Zmira Cohen to Eliakim Cohen whose parents were Rhodeslis: (from the “Museum Archives” page): These artifacts are so beautiful! Eliakim & I were on Rhodos in 2014 for the 70th Memorial of the Deportation. His paternal grandparents, Yeshua Eliakim and Rachel nee Hasson, were amongst the victims. It was an unforgetable...
  • Alexandre Kapeluto: (from the “Family Photos” page): In reply to Abigail: It does make sense, as per your comments, I do remember my Great Grandmother also referred as Ricoutcha, and my Grand Father lived in Mersin and Antalia. See the comments from my Sister Sarah Garnick in Juderia. Most of the names you have mentioned...
  • sara garnick: (from “La Juderia” page): My name is Sara Garnick I was née Kapeluto (Capelouto). My great grandfather was Israel Capelouto. He married (2nd mariage) Rica Mizhari and they had 5 children: Bohor, Olga, Rachel, Joanna and isaac. My grandfather Bohor married Sara Treves from Izmir, my father was Isidore/Israel...
  • Ariella Levy: (from the “Family Trees” page): Yehoshua Kehati: I am not sure if you will see this, but I will give it a try. Please tell your wife that Chilebi Nissim Codron is my great great great grandfather. I am a Codron! Thank you, Ariella Levy
  • Tania Soibelman: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): Hi, I am from Brasil, granddaughter of Felix Hasson and Clara Alhadeff Hasson, daughter of Lea Hasson from Rio. Went to Rhodes twice and visited the sinagogue and my grandmother’s house…always wanted to come back and stay for some time. I will be in the...
  • Leon Taranto: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My wife and I are planning a trip for late Sept. and possibly the start of October to either Greece or Italy. If we go to Greece, we will surely visit Rhodes (where I visited back in 1981). Our daughter, who moved to Israel last October and made aliyah this past March,...

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

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