Jewish Community of Rhodes

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Saturday 18 May 2024

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July 2024 marks 80 years since the deportation of the Jewish communities of Rhodes and Kos to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Join us to honor our ancestors together.
Rhodes 16—21 of July
Kos 22 of July

 

Download the Programme of the events    |    Register here    |    Reserve your hotel accommodation here

 

Programme Of Events 16 – 23 July 20204

Tuesday July 16th 2024

15.00 Cooking demonstration with Sibel Pinto, chef and author of “The Evolution of the Sephardic Cuisine in Turkey: Five Hundred Years of Survival”

Location: ANKO Cooking School, G. Seferi 78-80, Midia Shopping Center, Rhodes

Free of charge – Maximum number of participants: 25

Registration required

18.30 Tour of the Jewish quarter with Isaac Habib Location: Kahal Shalom Synagogue

Free of charge – Maximum number of participants: 40

Registration required

21.00 Screening of “Behind These Walls, Journey to the Past,” narrated by Isaac Habib Location: RODON Open air theatre

 

Wednesday July 17th 2024

Day of Commemorative Workshops

Each talk will last about 45 minutes and followed by 30 minutes for Q&A and general discussion from the floor.

Location: Museum of Modern Greek Art, Plateia Gavriil Charitou, Municipality of Rhodes

Registration required

09.30: Welcome 09.45: Introduction from Anthony McElligott: “Families, Cultures and Communities: Rhodes and Kos”

10.15 : “The Ladino Legacies of the Rhodeslis” with Dr. Devin E. Naar, The Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies and Associate Professor at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Department of History, University of Washington

11.30: Coffee Break

12.00: “The Afterlives of Objects: Finding Meaning (and Magic) in Sephardic Family Treasures” with Dr. Hannah Pressman, Director of Education and Engagement at the HUC- JIR Jewish Language Project

13.15: Lunch Break

14.00: “History of Sephardic Songs” with Maria Papavassilopoulou, Ethnomusicologist and PhD candidate in Sephardic Music

15.15: Closing Remarks

21.00 Screening of the documentary “Samuel Modiano, The Mission: From Rhodes To Auschwitz “, Production: Ciné Chevalier, Stamatiou Foundation. Introduction by Anastasios Karababas, historian and author “In the footsteps of the Jews of Greece, from Ancient Times to the Present Day” and “La Shoah, l’obsession de l’antisémitisme depuis le XIXe siècle”.

Location: RODON Οpen air theatre

 

Thursday July 18th 2024

10.00 Lecture on the Rhodes Rabbinic Tradition with Rabbi David Benchlouch from the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle and Rabbi Benjamin Owen, Head of School at the Seattle Hebrew Academy

Location: Kahal Shalom Synagogue

10.00 Cooking demonstration with Sibel Pinto

Location: ANKO Cooking School, G. Seferi 78-80, Midia Shopping Center, Rhodes 

Free of charge – Maximum number of participants: 25

Registration required

19.00 Inauguration of the renovated Jewish Museum of Rhodes with Aron Hasson, Founder of the Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation, in conversation with Professor Anthony McElligott, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Limerick, author of the upcoming book, “The Last Transport: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean”

Registration required

 

Friday July 19th 2024

10.00 Lecture on the Rhodes Rabbinical tradition Location: Jewish cemetery, Rhodes-Kallithea Avenue

11.00 Memorial Prayer Service

Location: Jewish Cemetery, Rhodes-Kallithea Avenue

Registration required

20.00 Erev Shabbat Service followed by dinner at the Casino Rodos

Location: Kahal Shalom Synagogue

Approximate cost: €70 p.p.

Registration required

 

Saturday July 20th 2024

10.00 Shabbat Morning Service Location: Kahal Shalom Synagogue

Registration required

 

Sunday July 21st 2024

11.00 Official Memorial Ceremony for the Holocaust victims of Rhodes and Kos Location: Kahal Shalom Synagogue

12.00 Wreath-laying Ceremony

Location: Holocaust Memorial Site, Jewish Martyrs Square

21.00 “Unknown Musical Treasures of Greek Jewish Traditional Songs,” a concert by Pellegrinaggio Al Levante Ensemble

Location: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Registration required

 

Monday July 22nd 2024

8.00 Ferry to Kos Island

Cost to be advised

Registration required

11.00 Memorial Prayer Service at the Jewish Cemetery of Kos

12.00 Memorial Service Visit at the Holy Synagogue of Kos

13.00 Unveiling of Memorial Plaque at the Local County Government, Akti Miaouli 2

 

Download the Programme of the events

 


 

Hotel Reservations

 

The Jewish Community of Rhodes in cooperation RTB Travel Group offer you the following hotels at special rates for the event.

Mediterranean Hotel Rhodes
Booking Code: 802024 (insert code on the top right side)
Special rates valid 12-26JUL24, available until 8JUL24
Distance from Kahal Shalom Synagogue: walking 26min – by car/taxi 8 min
Distance from Chabad: n/a

Sheraton Rhodes Resort
Special rates valid 14-24JUL24, available until 10JUN24
Distance from Kahal Shalom Synagogue: walking n/a – by car/taxi 13 min
Distance from Chabad: walking 15min

Akti Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Special rates valid 9-30JUL24, available until 2JUN24
Distance from Kahal Shalom Synagogue: walking n/a – by car/taxi 12 min
Distance from Chabad: walking 20min

Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort
Special rates valid 16-21JUL24, available until 10JUN24
Distance from Kahal Shalom Synagogue: walking n/a – by car/taxi 11 min
Distance from Chabad: walking 18min

Elysium Resort & Spa
Special rates valid 11-26JUL24, available upon availability
Distance from Kahal Shalom Synagogue: walking n/a – by car/taxi 15 min
Distance from Chabad: walking n/a 

For more information please contact:

RTB Travel Group
Official Travel Agent of the
80th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes and Kos

Contact person: Mr. Akis-Yomtov Robissa
[email protected]