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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  • Alexandre Kapeluto: (from the “Family Photos” section of the Museum page): I am very curious as per the comments of Alicia Allmendiger, on regard of the Capelluto/Capeluto, which when some of the family moved to Turkey and with the change on the Turkish alphabet the “C” was replaced by the “K” due to...
  • Renee Rousso Chernin: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): Rabbi Nissim Chilibi Codron’s yharzeit is this coming week, the 26 of Shevat which falls on Sun. Feb 15, 2015. He was a righteous person from Rhodes, so I plan on visiting his grave in the old cemetery in Tiberias on the yahrzeit. If any Codron family would...
  • Lesley and Gerry Temple: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): Shalom Chaverim. We are London born and raised and Lesley’s family are long standing (300 years) Sephardim of the Spanish and Portuguese community – family name Genese. I’m Gerry and an Ashkenazi who is a deeply involved and active member of he...
  • gabriela Ojeda rodas: (from the Rhodes DNA project section of the “Genealogy” page): Hola, espero puedan ayudarme a encontrar mis raíces, no se si tengo descendencia en rodas pero lo llevo como apellido y algo debe significar.
  • Alicia Allmendinger: (from the “Family Photos” section of the Museum page): Identities of the people in the Angel family photo I belong to our Sephardic family on facebook, I found a comment by Molly Angel Roth under the Angel family photo I am coping it as she wrote it from my Uncle Marc (Rabbi Marc Angel: this is a family...
  • Arlene Baldwin: (from the Ancient Tombstones section of the “Cemetery” page): Regarding Yaakov Codron. Can anyone tell us what the symbols on his headstone are and what they mean? Thank you.