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
Diana (Cohen) Freedman: (from the “Cooking” page): This is the exact recipe I learned from my mother’s side of the family. We make ours into round cups instead of folded over and then we cut off the tops and add a salsa of chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Nicole Purcell-Phillips: (from “Family Photos” page of the “Museum”): Hi. Was hoping to connect with other Hassons to find out if the Hasson in the picture were related to me. My maternal grandfather is Wilson (Salvatore) Hasson, born 1921, in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated as a child to Los Angeles. His...
Rebecca (becky) Cohen Beke: (from the “Museum” page): I just came back from Rhodes where I attended the Commemoration of the 70 years of the Deportation of the Jewish community from Rhodes. I am the niece of Sara (Menasce)and Violette Maio (Fintz)who were Auschwitz survivors. It was an unbelievable experience. I take this...
Bettina Benatar: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): This is a reply to Samuel Levy: Would you please contact me per email: email@example.com. We are related and I had spoken to an elderly greek man living in Rhodes about your mother a few years ago. Bettina
Samuel Levy: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): I am the son of Moise and Solly (Sol Benatar) Levy. My mother was the daughter of Mussa and Mathilda Benatar the parents of Gabriel, Joseph, David and Michael. Kol Hakavod for the great job. Samuel
Al Shemarya: (from the “Who’s Going? page): I’m part of a group from Portland and Seattle touring Turkey and Rhodes……We take a ferry from Marmaras, Turkey to Rhodes on Sep 9…we’ll be at the Mediterranean Hotel till the 13th. Friday night services at Kahal Shalom. I’m a Rhodesli thru and...
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