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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  • jacob alhadeff: (from the “Emigration” page of the History section): I am yakov, son of issac alhadeff, born in Rhodes in 1916. He emigrated to ISRAEL in august 1939 & died in 1999 in haifa, Israel, where he lived 60 years. His parents sara(notrica) and jacob were sent to aushvitch on july 1944. To their end in august...
  • Ron Israel: (from the “Rhodes DNA Project” of the Genealogy page): Fascinating! I am an Israel (of the rabbinic family). My paternal grandfather was Morris N. Israel, grandmother was Estrella (Alhadeff) Israel. My maternal grandfather was Victor Mayo, grandmother Victoria Ben (Benaltabet), whose parents were Isaac and Clara...
  • Àndi Colley: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): I am Andi Colley and from South Africa. I was with some Rhodeslis at Herzlia School in Cape Town. I finished school in 1973. I know a few people from Cape Town with roots on Rhodes, and I am cruising in March 2016 and my ship will be in Rhodes on Friday 18th March, 2016....
  • Rachelle Galanti Parker: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): My husband, Nathan Parker, and I will be in Rhodes from Oct 14-17 2015 We are staying at the Avalon Hotel. I hope to have a tour of the old Jewish section and cemetery where my great grandmother, whom I was named after was buried. Her name was Rahel Notrica and...
  • Donald kronfeld: (from the “Family Trees, Stories” page of “Genealogy” page): My recently departed wife Rochelle Kronfeld’s maiden name was Halfon–family background was from Rhodes. We spent a week there where she was able to see pictures of her family. The family names were on the museum wall. The...
  • sal cohen: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): will be in Rhodes starting on Sept. the 10th thru the 16th. My grandparents are originally from the island. I’m from seattle

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To receive any of these publications, please contact:

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