News from the Jewish Community of Rhodes:



Rhodes Jewish Museum 

Administrative Committee                                           Telephone (+3022410) 22.364

Simmiou & Dossiadou                                               Telefax  (+322410) 70964

851 00 Rhodes, Greece                                            e-mail:


                                                                     Rhodes, October 29, 2017

Dear friends,                                                                            

The team of the Kahal Shalom would like to strengthen the ties with the “Rhodeslis” Jews in the Diaspora.

We would like to share with all of you events, various news, articles and  new projects that we have in mind.

You can also contribute to this with an article, share information or  your ideas that we might be able to realize.

We would appreciate if you could forward our message to your Rhodesli members.

Whoever wants to be part of this database, correspondence, be updated about our news and be in touch, he has to send us an email with his details at the community’s email:  and he will hear from us soon.

Sometimes people accept mails only from certain addresses and we would like to avoid spam.  At the same time, we would not like to disturb people, who are not interested in participating to this.

As the New year nears we would like to wish you LeShanahTovah U Metuka. 

May the New Year 5778 be filled with good health, happiness, peace and prosperity for you and your loved ones.  May you all be inscribed “en los livros de buenavida”, in the Books of Good Destiny.


The Kahal Shalom Synagogue Team






















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3 Responses to “News from the Jewish Community of Rhodes:”

  1. June 20th, 2013

    Marc Kopman:

    Amazing and well done—-gives me “gooseflesh” —- I was brith milah in that synagogue as was my brother—-and my parents were married in it—–will need to go also to have a look soon—-the synagogue, cemetery, my school (athenee royale) if it still exists—-and our house Avenue Churchill (47 I think) if it is still there—-

  2. June 24th, 2012

    Izyk Ascher:

    Bonjour Meir Levy,
    Hace unas semanas (Junio 2012) te conocí en la sinagoga y usted me dijo que habia minian en ultimo Purim. Haciendo investigación sobre LOS JUDIOS DE RODAS … Me caí en esta imagen !!!

    The author of this message is Izyk Ascher who used to live in Lubumbashi (Katanga – Congo) between 1957 to 1972 passed through there last June 2012 on the way to Kalemie (ex Albertville) where the first shop of the Hasson Family (built in 1930) is still there to see.

  3. August 14th, 2011

    Susan E. Hasson:

    Hello from Seattle. I am the daughter of Rafaelle B. Hasson, son of Sarota (Benveniste) and Bohor Hasson. My father was born in Rhodes in 1920, and immigrated to Portland, Oregon, USA, in 1940. My parents,
    Ralph & Louise travelled to Cape Town in 1975, visiting Albert Hasson from Lubumbashi. I have letters written by Albert to my father from 1975. I believe Albert is my father’s Uncle. If someone can send me his address, phone number, and email for Albert or for the names of his children, I would be so greatful. The last address I have for Albert Hasson was Boite Postale 440, Elizabethville, Lubumbashi, Rep.du Congo.

    I am in the process of writing a book about my father. I am considering making a trip to South Africa to meet the community and any of his friends from Rhodes who are still living. I know he visited Haim & Sarah Menasche in 1975, and Fortunee and her husband Naim came to visit our family in Seattle, Washington in 1963.

    I realize much time has passed, however, now that I am writing a book, all my research uncovers many wonderful memories of stories my father told us of the wonderful life in Rhodes he so cherished. I hope someone from the community can answer my letter. My email address is:

    I have had the pleasure to meet Albert Almelch from Brussels and his wife Sheila in 1998, during my first visit to Brussels. My father and Albert were good friends growing up in Rhodes.

    Any contact would be greatly appreciated……Toda mi affection. Susan E. Hasson – Seattle, WA., USA