Sarah Aroeste is a Manhattan-based. Jewish Ladino musician. Her music is often referred to as “feminist Ladino rock. Aroeste grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Her family roots can be traced to the formerly vibrant Greek Jewish community of Salonika, which was almost completely destroyed in the Holocaust. In 1927, her family built a synagogue in Salonika, which today remains one of the only synagogues there. Her family immigrated to the United States from Macedonia and Greece in the early 20th century.
Aroeste trained in classical opera singing at Westminster Choir College and Yale University. She attended the Israel Vocal Arts Institute in 1997, first learning traditional Ladino songs while studying with Nico Castel.