Welcome to the Los Angeles Rhodes Community

This page has been created to help people exchange information regarding a Sephardic immigrant group from the island of Rhodes who moved to Los Angeles. This page serves as a forum for this unique community. In addition, it includes a collection of Los Angeles cemetery information which offers a genealogical resource. 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.

Announcements for 2014: The annual commemoration of the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes will be held during July 21 to July 27 in Rhodes. Catalina: most people will be there during the second week of August.
  • Recent Comments:

    • 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.)?
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