Press Highlights

Tablet Magazine names Aroeste's Children's book, Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom, of the best Jewish Children's Books of 2020. Read here!

-Marjorie Ingall, Tablet Magazine 12/2/20

Book Riot names Aroeste's Children's book, Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom, one of the "Best Diverse Jewish Children's Books."  Read here!

-Jaime Herndon, Book Riot 7/22/20

The Forward names Aroeste's children's book, Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom, as a favorite new example of "Diverse Jewish Kidlit." Read full article here.

-Heidi Rabinowitz, The Forward 7/22/20

"I’m so grateful that [Aroeste's] Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom exists. That’s true even if sometimes I am tired of reading the same book over and over again... I dare say that this beautiful new board book should be an indispensable part of any young Jewish child’s library." Read full book review here

-Lior Zaltzman, Kveller 3/5/20

"Sarah Aroeste gives voice to Ladino culture. For Aroeste, one of the world's most prominent cultural ambassadors of this esoteric Judeo-Spanish dialect, that "d" makes a world of difference." Read full feature article here.

-Felix Carroll, The Berkshire Eagle 3/1/20

"Aroeste’s stirring singing, as her grandparents’ honeymoon video played in the background, was the emotional high point of the [3rd International Ladino Day in New York]. Her Macedonian grandparents honeymooned there and in Greece in the mid-1930s; though they survived, everyone else pictured in the film was murdered. As she sang, the pianist Shai Bachar wept as he played, and when she finished, it was to calls of Bravo!" Read full article, "Why Ladino will Rise Again", here

-Aviya Kushner, The Forward 1/14/20

Sarah Aroeste breaks down why Disney's depiction of a Latina Jewish Princess on the Hanukkah episode of its popular "Elena of Avalor" series was so important. Read essay here

-Sarah Aroeste, Kveller 12/23/19

A tour preview for the "Jews of Greece: a Musical Journey," Featuring Sarah Aroeste and the Greek Chamber Music Project. Read full article here.

- TNH Staff, The National Herald, 9/11/19

KUOW in Seattle interviews Sarah about what it means for her to preserve Ladino culture, and why she's drawn to the Seattle Sephardic community. Listen here!

-Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, KUOW - NPR, 6/12/19

Refinery29 talks to Sarah Aroeste about a language that was nearly lost, the universality of Ladino music, and how she blends Sephardic Judaism and feminism. Read here

-Larisa Kline, Refinery29, 5/14/19

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