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Content update 5765 [May 2005ce].
Dedicated to preserving family histories and relationships among the Sefaradim of Monastir. After the Expulsion of 1492, these Spanish-speaking Jews arrived in waves from the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and other lands influenced by the Inquisition.
Places
Learn about Monastir and other places the Monastirlis lived both before and afterwards, including Cazorla, Temuco, Palestine, Kirklareli.
 
Visit — websites of Monastirli organizations in the New York area (The Monastir Society, approaching its centennial year) and Indianapolis (The Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation).
Families
Research your Monastirli family relationships. Family names included: Alba / Alva, Albala, Albahae / Alboher / Albucher, Alcosser / Alkotser, Aresty / Aroesty / Aronesty / Arouesty / Arueste, Arout(y) / Aruti, Assael / Asaila, Baker / Beahhaar / Ben Yakaar, Baruch / Baruh, Bezalel / (Semaya), Calderón / Kalderon, Camhi / Kamhi, Cassorla / Kassorla / Elias, Castro, Chame / Sami Coën / Cohen / Acoen / HaCohen, Ergas, Esformas, Farash / Farrache / Farraggi / Fraggi, Fermo, Franco, Hason / Hasson, Israel / Yisrael, Levi / Levy, Massot(h), Mayo / de Mayo, Meshulam, Moshe / Mosse, Nachmias / Nahmias, Navon, Negrin, Nehama, Pardo, Passo / Pesso, Rabeno, Rosilio / Razili, Rousso / Russo, Sami / Chame, Sarfati / Sarfaty, (Semaya) / Bezalel, Sid, Testa, Yisrael, Yona, Yosha / Youcha / Youshah.
[ Send e-mail ] Contribute your own family information, and anecdotes.
Chat with and make contact with other descendants of Jews from Monastir/Bitola.
Learn about Sefaradí family names in other Ottoman cities: Kastoria, Salonica, also known as Salonika, Salonique, Selanik, Thessalonika, Thessaloniki. Jannina, also known as Ioannina, Yannina.
Resources
Share Recipes.

Learn about the Languages of the Monastirlis.

Find other Sephardic contacts.

Learn—in-depth about life in Monastir, and about its final hundred years of existence as a place where Jews and their religion were tolerated.
Order [ Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture ] Last Century of a Sephardic Community: Monastir, 1839-1943, by Mark Cohen.
Purchase Sara Aroeste's Ladino-Rock album at Amazon.com Learn— about "cousin" Sarah Aroeste's dynamic Ladino Rock Band, and where they are playing soon.
Order Sarah Aroeste's hit Ladino-Rock album, A La Una from Amazon.

[ GO ] Conventional Anglo-centric American history counts the arrival of the first Jewish community in North America from 1654, when a group of Sefardic refugees from South America arrived in New Amsterdam.

Visit — 
the 350 Years of American Jewish History commemorative website set-up in 2004ce.
Learn about the Sephardic families who helped to build the USA.
Order [ Amazon Books ] The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite, by Stephen Birmingham.

Learn
about the Sephardim in the aftermath of the Spanish Diaspora.
Order [ Amazon Books ] Sephardi Jewry: A History of the Judeo-Spanish Community, 14th to 20th Centuries (Jewish Communities in the Modern World, No. 2), by Esther Benbassa, Aron Rodrigue.

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FAMILIES       Alba / Alva  |  Albala  |  Albahae / Alboher / Albucher  |  Alcosser / Alkotser  |  Aresty / Aroesty / Aronesty / Arouesty / Arueste  |  Arout(y) / Aruti  |  Assael / Asaila  |  Baker / Beahhaar / Ben Yakaar  |  Baruch / Baruh  |  Bezalel / (Semaya)  |  Calderón / Kalderon  |  Camhi / Kamhi  |  Cassorla / Kassorla / Elias  |  Castro  |  Chame / Sami  |  Coën / Cohen / Acoen / HaCohen  |  Ergas  |  Esformas  |  Farash / Farrache / Farraggi / Fraggi  |  Fermo  |  Franco  |  Hason / Hasson  |  Israel / Yisrael  |  Levi / Levy  |  Massot(h)  |  Mayo / de Mayo  |  Meshulam  |  Moshe / Mosse  |  Na(c)hmias  |  Navon  |  Negrin  |  Nehama  |  Pardo  |  Passo / Pesso  |  Rabeno  |  Rosilio / Razili  |  Rousso / Russo  |  Sami / Chame  |  Sarfati / Sarfaty  |  (Semaya) / Bezalel  |  Sid  |  Testa  |  Yisrael  |  Yona  |  Yosha / Youcha / Youshah
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MONASTIR       In History  |  In Jewish History  |  In The Holocaust
PALESTINE       Census of 1839
CHILE       The Temuco Colony
CAZORLA       Pre-Inquisition  |  In History
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