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.
HERE ARE AUDIO RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS FROM OUR ARCHIVES
Pascal Cziborra: (from the “Family Tree Resources” page): Dear Mrs. Rosy Capelluto: please contact me on behalf of your mother Matilde Hanan. She could have been a prisoner of concentration camp Wilischthal (KZ Flossenbürg) and liberated at Theresienstadt. You will find me probably on facebook or ask the Museum for my email.
Roz Massel: (from the “Emigration” page:) My grandfather, Ovadia Fiss left Rhodes about 1908 for NY. He went back to bring his wife, Esther and their 3 children to the US. They were related to the Cohen/Soriano families. Not sure on whose side, however. I believe my grandmother’s last name was Hasson. I know very...
Jeanette Benveniste: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): I am not going , but my cousin, Lisa Russo is getting married there this week-end. She is the daughter of my first cousin, Patrick Russo, son of Marco Russo, and the daughter of Francoise Russo (nee Franco). Lisa is marrying Emmanuel Simon. They will marry in the...
tom klein: (from the “Who’s Going?” page): i’ll be in rhodes for shabbat, july 18th, with some members of the Levy/Menashe clan.
Cantor Michael Freed: (from the “800 Year-old Torah” page of the History page:) Do sifrei torah of this age have some or all of the englarged letters (sh’ma, etc.) that newer scrolls have?
aron: Hi Grace. Thanks for providing your street address in Oakland. I’ll send the “Rhodesli Jewish Calendar” along with the 2015 “Ke Haber?” newsletter.