We invite our readers to visit the site of the Jewish Museum of Rhodes,
which includes visual and historic material on the Jewish community,
the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery in Rhodes. Kol haKEHILA
will present the synagogue Kahal Shalom and the Jewish museum
of Rhodes, in one of the future issues.
Excerpts from the web site of the Jewish Museum of Rhodes: "So why a
museum? The Jewish community on the Island of Rhodes, known as
"La Juderia", was once a thriving center for learning and living which
was ended by the Holocaust. Today, the Island of Rhodes is one
of the most popularly visited vacation places in the Mediterranean Sea.
The vacationers come from all countries of the world, utilizing international
charter air flights as well as luxury cruise ships. These visitors walk
the streets of "La Juderia" lacking knowledge of its Sephardic Jewish
history. In fact, during the months of April to October, the Kahal
Shalom has approximately 75 visitors per day. Unfortunately, there is
almost nothing at the Kahal Shalom to inform it's visitors of it's unique
history. Although most of the remnants of Jewish life is absent
as a result of the Holocaust, this Museum is an important first step
of more expansive efforts in preserving the unique history of the Jews
Kol haKEHILA will present the museum and the synagogue Kahal
Shalom in Rhodes in a future issue.