We, at the synagogue of Rhodes, try to perpetuate the memory of the Jews of Rhodes by offering tours. We try to keep alive the spirit of the ancient Jewish Quarter that came to an end when Nazi Germany occupied the island of Rhodes and took away the Community, which shared the same tragic end as the six million Jews of Europe.
We offer the following tours:
Tour inside the Synagogue
We do tours inside the Synagogue and Museum daily, except Saturdays.
Walking Tour of the Jewish Quarter
We walk in the narrow streets where we read ancient plaques written in Hebrew, Italian, and Djudeo Spanish (Ladino). We visit sites of the ancient Jewish Quarter, speak about customs, life among the Jewish Community until WWII, the Shoah, Rhodes as part of Italy, the influence that the Italian government had on the Jewish Community of Rhodes, the education, etc… This tour also includes the guided tour of the inside of the Synagogue and Museum.
*The cost depends on the number of people willing to take this walk.
Note: All the above types of tours start from the beginning of June until the end of October
If you plan to visit Rhodes, and you would like to share with us a little of our Jewish history, you may contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at +30 22410 22364.