Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

 

JEWISH MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS

 

Jewish Museum of Greece

39 Nikis Street
10557 Athens
Tel: +30-210-32-25-582
Fax: +30-210-32-31-577
info@jewishmuseum.gr

Jewish Museum of Greece: Virtual Exhibit — Jewish Neighborhoods of Greece

Digital exhibition of photographs showing Greek synagogues, people, neighborhoods and activities.

Rhodes Jewish Museum

Includes links to labeled photographs, interactive maps and other material about the Jewish quarter (Juderia), 16th century Kahal Shalom synagogue (where museum is located), Jewish cemetery and much more.

Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation

10850 Wilshire Blvd. #750
Los Angeles, CA.  90024
Telephone: (310) 475-4779
Fax: (310) 475-8144
Email: info@rhodesjewishmuseum.org

 Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

13, Agiou Mina Street
Thessaloniki 54624
Tel: +30-2310-250406-7
Fax: +30-2310-250406-7
info@jmth.gr

 New York City: Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum

280 Broome Street (off Allen St.)
New York, NY 10002
Tel: (212) 431 1619
Fax:  (212) 673 4441
Email:  info@kkjsm.org

Small Romaniote synagogue in Manhattan, founded in 1927 by immigrants from Ioannina, Greece, with a museum about Romaniote history.

 

OTHER MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS

 

Byzantine Museum, Chios

Plateia Vounakiou
82100 Chios

Gravestones from the island’s deconsecrated and demolished Jewish cemetery can be seen in the museum, which is located in a 19th century former Mosque.  Turkish authorities gave the land for the cemetery  to the Jews of Chios  in 1823.  By 1923 most Jews had left the island and the site, with its walls and ohel, was abandoned. During World War II, some of the gravestones were removed and used for building material, and in 1957 the remaining monuments were presented to the museum by the Chief Rabbi of Athens. (Some can also be seen at the Jewish Museum in Athens.) The cemetery was deconsecrated in 1960 and all remains were taken to Athens for reburial.