Rhodes 70 Year Tribute: “Forever Linked” Program of Events for July 21 – 27, 2014
The following is a tentative program for the Memorial Days for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust from Rhodes and Cos in remembrance of the 70th year since the deportation.
Monday, July 21: Day boat trip to the island of Cos. Departure from Rhodes harbor is at 8:30am. There will be a prayer service at the Jewish cemetery of Cos. Departs from Cos at 7pm. The cost of the boat ticket and bus transportation in Cos is 60 Euros/person.
Tuesday, July 22: Symposium and open forum with lectures on the Holocaust relating to the Aegean Sea area. Participation of professors and scholars from Greece, Europe, Israel and the United States. Duration of the symposium and subjects of the lectures to be announced.
Wednesday, July 23: 11am prayer service at the Holocaust memorial at the Jewish cemetery followed by lunch at the Kalithea Springs. The cost is 30 Euros/person including the transportation.
Thursday, July 24: 9am to 5pm will be a day tour to Filerimos, Valley of the Butterflies. There will be a lunch at Elafos hotel. The cost is 30 Euros/person including transportation.
9pm will be a movie screening at the “Rodon Open Theatre” near the Mandraki—entrance is free.
Friday, July 25: 8pm Shabat evening services at the “Kahal Shalom” synagogue. A “kabalat Shabat dinner follows at the “Rodos Casino” for 30 Euros/person which includes transportation to the dinner venue.
Saturday, July 26: 9am Shabat morning services at the “Kahal Shalom” synagogue, followed by “Beraha” brunch.
9pm at the “Melina Merkouri” Theatre will be “The Vocal People” Israeli musical group. The cost is 20 Euros/person.
Sunday, July 27: 11am memorial service at the “Kahal Shalom” synagogue for the Holocaust victims of Rhodes and Cos islands.
12 noon: wreath laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Site, Jewish Martyrs Square.
During the week people who are interested in the above events which require a fee as well as those interested in taking a tour of the Juderia with Isaac Habib will need to make advance reservations through the office of the Jewish community at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also during the week a traditional “kafetziko” (coffee shop) will be operating during the open hours of the synagogue & museum with savoury pastries on the upper floor “cortiju” (courtyard) of the synagogue (next to the library). A great time/place for people to get together.