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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  • Alison: (from “La Juderia” page): Anyone know where I can find information about my great grandmother Esther Galante? She ended up in the USA and married my grandfather Jacob, “Jake” Kligman. Esther’s sister was Rosa Galante. It seems as though they may have been on the Eugine ship and arrived on...
  • Ron Israel: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): I, too, am a descendant of Rabbi Reuben Eliahu Israel. He was my 3rd great uncle (the uncle of my paternal grandfather, Morris N. Israel). I am so proud to be part of this great legacy and marvel at all the information about our family. Marisa Dichter–we must be cousins....
  • Ben Sciarcon: (from the “Rhodes DNA Project” page): Several months ago we received confirmation of a perfect match of SCIARCON and CHARHON: 37/37 Regards to all participants. Ben
  • Dina: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): Will be in Rhodes for vacation July 12-17 and would love to learn more about the Jewish community while there! Can be reached da2360@columbia.edu
  • aron: Hi Tom. Yes, I located the Notrica family registration which I’ll email to you. It indicates that Azaria Notrica was born in 1839 and his parents were: Eliau Notrica and Regina Alhadeff. It indicates that his wife, Leah was born in 1856 and her parents were: Isaac Tarica and Miriam Franco.
  • tom klein: (from “Genealogy” page, Family Resources): thank you very much for the information on the HUGNU and LEON families. would you by any chance have any information on the NOTRICA family (parents: Azaria and Leah Rachel, children: Rosina, Maria, etc.)?