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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Newsletters

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"KE HABER?" NEWSLETTERS FROM 1997 TO THE PRESENT

Gift Shop

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BOOKS, CD'S AND OTHER ITEMS

Food

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AUTHENTIC RECIPES

Audios & Videos

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HERE ARE AUDIO RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS FROM OUR ARCHIVES

Recent Comments

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  • Deborah Capp: My family and I would like to visit Rhodes either in March or May. Are there any special events planned that might help us determine the best time to visit. Also, do you have a recommendation for places to stay near the Jewish quarter? We are planning to stay at least 10 days and would like to do any volunteer work that...
  • aron: Hi Rafael. I will send two family registration pages from the 1920 family registration of the Jewish community of Rhodes. They indicate that the parents of Isaac Cordoval were Nissim Cordoval and Rachel Menashe (both born in 1866). I am also sending the family registration of Nissim Cordoval and Rachel Menashe indicating the...
  • Rafael Cordoba: (from the “Family Tree Resources” page): Hello! My grandparents were Alberto Córdoba Surmani (from Montevideo, Uruguay) and Sara Caplán Menache (from Buenos Aires, Argentina). My grandfather’s parents were Isaac Cordoval and Victoria Surmani and my grandmother’s mother was Lea Menashe, all born...
  • Regina Barkey (Barki) Amira: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My husband and I will be going to Rhodes for the 7th time. I was born in Rhodes and love going there. We will be there from June 12 thru 15, 2017. We will be staying at the Camelot Hotel in the old city. Our niece Cynthia Flash Hemphill will also be there...
  • Lauren Lederman: To the previous moment by David Israel: my grandmother’s grandparents were Rahamim and Sol Franco, I am also related to Rabbi Moshe Franco so it seems we are family! I know you wrote in 2014 but should you see this, I would like to be in touch! Please contact me – lrlederman@gmail.com
  • Brucha Weisberger: When I directed my mother to your site, she got excited when she saw the comment from Evangelina Ortiz, referencing her ancestor Benveniste Judah Dela Cavalleria. My mother herself was not born Jewish, but was deeply attracted to Judaism from her first encounter at about age 12, and had an Orthodox conversion at age...

Recent Publications

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

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