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Special Sukkot Event: A Musical Journey with Sarah Aroeste

Saturday, September 30, 2023 15 Tishrei 5784

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitz Chayim's Lifelong Learning Team presents a Special Sukkot Event -

Ladino Culture from Yesterday to Today: A Musical Journey with Sarah Aroeste

Join Sarah Aroeste, international Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter, author and activist, as she brings you along on a musical journey highlighting the Sephardic experience from past to present. Enjoy an interactive, mixed-media program that integrates history, storytelling and music from this rich tradition that has survived shifting centuries and borders to still inspire us today. 

Cabaret Style Performance

All Ages Welcome

Preceded by a 

6pm Sukkot Dairy Buffet

6:30pm Havdallah Service

In our Sukkah

Suggested donation $18 per person - reserve tickets here:

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Click here for more information about Sarah Aroeste's music and other projects

Selected press:

When is making music about community survival? For Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste, her role is as much as a cultural preservationist. Aroeste discusses with host Jack Gordon how she is creating opportunities for young people to connect to their Sephardic heritage through not just music, but also literacy and food, and why her work pushing back against cultural assimilation is particularly poignant during the festival of Hanukkah. Listen here-Interfaith-ish (podcast), 12/23/22

Billboard names Sarah Aroeste's Hanuka one of the best Hanukkah Songs for 2022. See here-Billboard, 12/17/22

Ladino singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste and chef/teacher Susan Barocas have teamed up for a unique project designed to keep Sephardic traditions alive. Read full article here.  -Debra Eckerline, Jewish Journal, 4/20/23

Sarah Aroeste, singer and Ladino activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 29th, 2022 in Amherst, Massachusetts as part of the Wexler Oral History Project from the Yiddish Book Center. Watch the in-depth interview here-Christa Whitney, Wexler Oral History Project, 9/29/22

Sarah Aroeste is one of the leading performers of Ladino songs today, but growing up in a mixed Ashkenazi and Sephardi family in Princeton, N.J., she didn’t even speak the language. “One reason I was attracted to it was that it was so mysterious, a part of my tradition I had no access to,” said the 46-year-old singer-songwriter, who recently released a landmark album of Ladino music, her seventh, titled Monastir, after the city her maternal grandfather fled in 1913 for America. Read full profile here- Alan M. Tigay, Hadassah Magazine, 7/15/22

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