JEWISH MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS
39 Nikis Street
Digital exhibition of photographs showing Greek synagogues, people, neighborhoods and activities.
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
13, Agiou Mina Street
280 Broome Street (off Allen St.)
New York, NY 10002
Tel: (212) 431 1619
Fax: (212) 673 4441
Small Romaniote synagogue in Manhattan, founded in 1927 by immigrants from Ioannina, Greece, with a museum about Romaniote history.
OTHER MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS
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.