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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  • 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...
  • Rebecca (becky) Cohen Beke: (from the “Museum” page): I just came back from Rhodes where I attended the Commemoration of the 70 years of the Deportation of the Jewish community from Rhodes. I am the niece of Sara (Menasce)and Violette Maio (Fintz)who were Auschwitz survivors. It was an unbelievable experience. I take this...
  • Bettina Benatar: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): This is a reply to Samuel Levy: Would you please contact me per email: hub.luetgerath@t-online.de. We are related and I had spoken to an elderly greek man living in Rhodes about your mother a few years ago. Bettina
  • Samuel Levy: (from the “Rabbis of Rhodes” page): I am the son of Moise and Solly (Sol Benatar) Levy. My mother was the daughter of Mussa and Mathilda Benatar the parents of Gabriel, Joseph, David and Michael. Kol Hakavod for the great job. Samuel
  • Al Shemarya: (from the “Who’s Going? page): I’m part of a group from Portland and Seattle touring Turkey and Rhodes……We take a ferry from Marmaras, Turkey to Rhodes on Sep 9…we’ll be at the Mediterranean Hotel till the 13th. Friday night services at Kahal Shalom. I’m a Rhodesli thru and...
  • Rebecca (becky) Cohen Beke: (from the “Cemetery” page): What a wonderful job! Thank you.