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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  • Errol Soriano: (from “La Juderia” page): to ALBERT PALOMBO. Hi Albert, Thanks very much. I am at esoriano@cvpl.com
  • Albert Palombo: (from “La Juderia” page): To Errol Soriano. I have just come accross your note dated November 2012. I have pictures of both your grandfather in his youth as well as my grandmother his older sister. You must be the son of either Sam or Maurice my mother’s cousins. If you will let me have your email...
  • Madeline Angel: (from the “Family Photos” page of “Museum”): I didn’t realize there were two different ladies named Luna Angel who lived in Seward Park. The one that I knew was my Aunt Luna who married a Mezistrano. Bona Hasson was my grandmother Rosa Alkana Calderon neighbor here in Seattle plus she was a...
  • Jack Benoun: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My wife and I were in Rhodes at the end of May until June 2,2014. The book by Aron Hasson titled ” Jewish Quarter of Rhodes” is an absolute MUST if you are going to Rhodes. The reasons for this recommendation are too numerous and wordy. The bottom line is that...
  • 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...