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.
Here are Rhodesli and Ladino audio recordings from our archives
Arlana Angel: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): I will be staying in Rhodes June 10th-12th. Hoping to run into others visiting.
Keith Codron: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” from the “History” page): Like Rabbi Yosi Aronson, I am also a great-great-grandson of Rabbi Nissim Chilibi Codron. My grandfather was Solomon (“Shlomo”) Codron, who was born in Rhodes in 1889, and emigrated to New York City in 1909 at the age of 20. I...
David Harris: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My cruise stops at Rhodes in June 2015. It is here that a cousin of my grandfather, Rabbi Marcus Breger, was a Professor of the Talmud in 1934. He arrived in America in 1939 and served as a Chaplain in the U.S. Armed Services. It will be interesting to see where he taught...
Abigail: (from the “Family Photos” page of “Museum” page): In response to Alexandre Kapeluto inquiry…Is it possible “Riketa (nee Mizrahi) Capeluto” is actually “Ricoutcha (nee Mizrahi) Capeluto”? Ricoutcha (b. 1884 in Mersin, Turkey) had the following siblings: Allegra, Amelie...
Joseph Elkana: (from the “Holocaust” page of “History”): Miru Alcana is my relative. I met her before she past away few years ago. Both of her brothers escaped to turkey. 1 of the brothers is my grandpa. my family shared their story how they escaped rhodes and they met miru again in Israel. This is my family.
Aaron Alhadeff: I will be going to Rhodes at the end of April 2015. My grand father and grand mother were born there.
We have published our complimentary new calendar. It is for the year 2013/2014 and includes a glossary of Ladino and Hebrew terms used in the calendar as well as amusing Ladino folk sayings. It also contains candle lighting times for: Atlanta, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Los Angeles, New York,…Read More