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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  • maria Aguirre Franco: (from “Rabbis” page): Hello, my grandfather Jose Franco family moved from Rhodes to Colombia, South America.
  • David Hubert Roditi: (from the “Family Tree Resources” page): My name is David Hubert Roditi, son of Binyamin Roditi, Grandson of Davit Roditi, Great-Grandson of Samuel Roditi, Great-Great Grandson of Davit Roditi. My family was given the honour by the island of having it as our family name, Roditi. We emigrated from Roditi...
  • aron: (from the “Family Photos” section of the “Museum” page): Thanks John for the names of the “Angel” family photo. That’s a great help for many people interested in putting the puzzle together of their family ancestry regarding that special photo.
  • john holcenberg: (from the “Family Photos” section of the “Museum” page): In the Angel picture above the older woman in dark dress in center is Bulissa, Esther Huniu married to Behor Yeudah Angel. The woman in white dress above Bulissa Huniu is her daughter Behora Victoria Angel and girl on rt side of the second...
  • tom klein: would you by any chance have any more information about the Fis family? my wife’s great-grandparents were Moshe Hugnu and Oro Fis, but we know very little about them, except their names, and i was wondering if she might have been related to this Fis family whose picture is displayed here?
  • mark angel: my dad was born in rhodes 1907. grandparents on both sides were from there. Mother’s parent last name (levy + benveniste) Dad’s parent last name (angel + alkana)