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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  • Evangelina G. Ortiz: (from the “Rhodes DNA project” of the Genealogy page): I have an ancestor named Benveniste Judah Dela Cavalleria. Are the surnames Benveniste and Cavalleria one in the same? I have read many online articles that say they are but I am still unsure. If so I have done DNA testing and can provide you with...
  • Carolina: (from the “Genealogy” Family Trees page): Dear Sonja Bile. I’m Carolina Jessula from Brazil, I’m currently going though my Spanish roots, just like you were. I come from the Soriano’s family who went to Brazil. Please contact me by email. I would love to get in contact with you. I’m going...
  • shoshana Elkana Mutal: (from the “Genealogy” page:) my name is shoshana Elkana, my father was Joshua Salvo Elkana of the Elkana family in Rhodes. He had 11 brothers and sisters most of which perished in the w.w. II. My father also immigrated to israel and has 2 children, myself and my brother yoram. I would love to hear...
  • Harry A. Eskenazi: (from “La Judería” page): Good day. I am looking for my ancestor, and found you site. I saw a comment made To Abigail on June 20, 2016, made for my cousins daughter Abigail in LA JUDERIA regarding the research of our ancestor. also comment made by Sara Garnick August 22nd 2015. I am one son of Victor...
  • Madelne Angel: (from “La Juderia” page): What a great site with so much information. My dad, Eli Angel, was born in Rhodes but when he went back as an adult he was unable to locate his home. His mother was Mazaltov Israel Angel and her father was the only baker on the island. My grandmother Rosa Alkana Calderon came to the...
  • Amber Hasson: (from the “Family Trees, Family Stories” page of “Genealogy”): Hello, My name is Amber Hasson and my family tree starts at 1840 and I’m trying to find out any information prior to that time. The information I have is as followed: Sadik Hasson 1840-1904. Marriage about 1862, he married Caden...

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

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