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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  • Gail Benezra Rudee: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My husband, Don Rudee, and adult children, Alex and Talia Rudee, plan to visit Rhodes next summer (June? 2018). It was the home of my paternal grandmother, Sarah Berro Benezra. She left Rhodes at the age of 19 in 1919 and settled in Seattle where she married Nissim Benezra, from...
  • Rachel Almeleh: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): Will be in Rhodes December 1-4. Any other Rhodeslis going to be there? I also speak Spanish and French.
  • aron: To Alexandre: I am sending to your email address a few documents which relate to your family. They are family registration records which were recorded by the Jewish community of Rhodes almost a hundred years ago. They show the names of parents and grandparents of Jescaia (Yeshua) Israel as well as of Caden Hasson.
  • Alexandre Israel: Dear all. I am looking for any information of relatives, I am the grandson of Jescaia Israel and Caden Hasson, 1878 and 1891. They had a daughter, Sara, 1912 all born in Rhodes and my father, Moises Israel, born in Brazil 1922. All the best.
  • Anthony Romano: Thank you Aron for the information although tragic and so sad I am also searching to find out if any of my grandmother’s family was killed by Nazis. My grandmother was Sara Betton and her father Benzion Betton (not certain of spelling), Benzion came to the US around 1910-20 then sent for his wife (I dont know her...
  • aron: Anthony. Unfortunately they were not on the list of 42 people. This family was originally from Bodrum and the nearby island of Kos. The date you referred to was the date they were murdered in Auschwitz. I will email you more detailed information regarding: Jacob Romano, Marie Cadranel, Matilde Mazaltov Romano, Morris Haim Romano...

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

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