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Haim and Jacob Calderon Family of Monastir This family record of Haim and Jacob Calderon of Monastir begins in Monastir and continues around the world to the United Sates, Mexico, Chile, Israel.

Some descendants of Haim Calderon settled in Indianapolis, becoming a major part of the nucleus of the "Indianapolis Colony" and of the Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation there.

Some descendants of Jacob Calderon emigrated to Chile in the 1920s, to join up with "the Temuco colony" of Monastirlis.
 
Related Sefaradí families include: Albenda, Argus, Aroesty, Assael, Behar, Camhi, Elias Cassorla, Cohen, Farash, Meshulam, Nahmias, Pardo, Pesso, multiple Testa families.
 
This section updated May 2002ce based upon material provided by Anne Calderon of Indianapolis, and Larry Berebitsky as of July 2001ce.
Chilean branch updated November 2002ce and August 2004ce, with information provided by Samy Yagoda, a great-great-grandson of Jacob Calderon.
Additional updates to descendants of Moshe Calderon and his wife Sunhu (née Cohen) provided August 2004ce by Hadas and Rina (Kalderon) Avidor.
Updates to the family of Abraham Calderon and Sara Testa courtesy of Perla Calderon August 2004ce.


  • [??] Calderon
    We know of two brothers, but nothing of their parents, at this point. They are: Chaim and Jacob.
    • *ChaimOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon -m. (1) *LunaOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943??. Argus
      Chaim was married twice. Luna passed away in 1915. Luna may also have been known as Esther.
      His second wife was Paloma.
      Chaim and Luna had seven children: Moshe, Jacob, Estraya, David, Hannah, Eli, Nissim.
      • MosheOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon -m. SunhuOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Cohen
        Moshe and Sunhu had seven children: Ernesta, Luna, Jacob, Hannah, Chaim, Sarah, Marcel.
        • *Ernesta Calderon -m. *Solomon Pesso
          [Mexico City, Mexico]
          • Meir (Mario) Pesso
          • Allegra Pesso
          • Marie Pesso
        • LunaOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon -m. PinchusOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Albenda
          • RinaOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Albenda
            [The Avidor's think this child's name may not be accurately recorded.]
        • *JacobOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1984, in Israel. Kalderon -m. *AdelaOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1997, in Israel. Farash
          [Misgav Dov, Emec Shorec, Israel]
          • Rina Kalderon -m. Joseph Avidor
            [Misgav Dov, Emec Shorec, Israel]
            • Itamar Avidor
            • Yuval Avidor
            • Hadas Avidor
          • Moshe Kalderon -m. Roni Karasikov
            [Misgav Dov, Emec Shorec, Israel]
            • Barak Yonatan Kalderon
            • Omer Kalderon
            • Noam Kalderon
        • HannahOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon
        • ChaimOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon
        • SarahOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon
        • MarcelOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. ?? of childhood illness. Calderon
          According to family lore Marcel perished in childhood of an illness.
      • *JacobOf blessed memory. B. 8/8/1889 in Monastir, d. 10/9/1956. Haim Calderon -m. *RebeccaOf blessed memory. B. 4/15/1898 in Monastir, d. 1/8/52. Camhi
        This couple were both born in Monastir, married and settled in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1921.
        [ Go ]Rebecca Camhi was a daughter of David and Esther Camhi.
        Jacob and Rebecca Calderon had four children: Annie, David, Lena, Haim "Hy".
        • AnnieOf blessed memory. B. 9/11/1922 in Indianapolis, d. 10/16/1995. Calderon -m. AbeOf blessed memory. B. 3/10/1915 in Bellaire, Ohio, d. 7/1/1985. Offengender
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Rebecca Ellen Offengender
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Sara Lynne Offengender -m. Marc Steven Weinstein
            [Northbrook, IL]
            • Michael Jacob Weinstein
              [Highland Park, IL]
            • Abby Fay Weinstein
              [Evanston, IL]
            • Melissa Ann Weinstein
              [Highland Park, IL]
          • Joseph David Offengender -m. Jill Denise Sandler
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Aaron Joseph Offengender
            • Mara Elise Offengender
        • David Jacob Calderon -m. Arlene Glantz
          [Cranston, Rhode Island]
          • Robert James Calderon
        • Lena Jacob Calderon -m. Harold Berebitsky
          [South Bend, Indiana]
          • Paul Allen Berebitsky -m. Cidney Ann Selke
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Christopher Samuel Berebitsky -m. Holly Michelle Martin
              [Phoenix, AZ]
              • [daughter-1]
              • [daughter-2]
          • Roger David Berebitsky -m. Mara [??]
            [Tualiton, OR]
            • Amber Alysia Berebitsky
              [South Bend, IN]
            • Heather Nicole Berebitsky
              [South Bend, IN]
          • Larry Jay Berebitsky
            [Port Orchard, Washington]
          • Jerry Howard Berebitsky
            [La Veta, Colorado]
        • Haim "Hy" Jacob Calderon -m. Wanda Pauline Kells
          [Colorado Springs, Colorado]
          • Rebecca Lea Calderon -m. Douglas Burden Guthe, Jr.
            [Chapel Hill, NC]
            • Lea Anne Calderon-Guthe
            • David Irvine Calderon-Guthe
            • Clara Kells Calderon-Guthe
          • Edythe Ann "Edye" Calderon
            [Avon, Colorado]
          • Jacob "Jack" Kells Calderon -m. Pamela Lucille Jerkovich
            [Council Bluffs, IA]
            • Matthew Kells Calderon
      • *Estraya Calderon -m. *Gabriel Calderon
        Estraya married her first cousin *Gabriel, the son of her uncle Jacob. Estraya and Gabriel had five children: Morris, Jack, Hyman, Anne, Hyman.
        • MorrisOf blessed memory. B. 1/10/1917, Indianapolis, d. 1983. Calderon -m. Esther Meshulam
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Elaine Calderon -m. Sydney Glanzman
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Mitchell Grant Glanzman
            • Tracie Eron Glanzman
            • Lindsey Rene Glanzman
          • Gary Howard Calderon
        • Jack Calderon
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
        • HymanOf blessed memory. b. 1921, d.1925. Calderon
          Died tragically at the age of 4.
        • Anne Calderon
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
        • Hyman Calderon -m. Sue Pardo of Rochester, NY
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Jerry Calderon
            [Chicago, Illinois]
          • Dori Calderon -m. Jerome Bluestein
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Ashley Bluestein
            • Harrison Bluestein
            • Morgan Bluestein
      • *DavidOf blessed memory. B. 7/4/1900 in Monastir, d. 5/11/53. Calderon -m. *MyrtleOf blessed memory. B. ?/?/1907 in Monastir, d. 5/9/1953. Cohen
        David and Myrtle were both born in Monastir. Myrtle was seven years younger.
        David passed away in 1953,at the age of 53, only two days after Myrtle.
        • Lenore (Eleanore) Calderon -m. Morris Kipper
          [Coral Gables, FL]
          • Avram Zvi (Avi) Kipper -m. Bonnie Rosloff
            [Granada Hills, CA]
            • Doron (David) Kipper
          • Merle Esther Kipper -m. Randle David Madden
            [Burbank, CA]
        • Haim Calderon
        • [stillborn]
        • Madeleine (Maddy) Calderon -m. Arnold Edelman
          [New York City]
      • Hannah Calderon -m. Isaac Meshulam
      • EliRemember Always Calderon -m. Clara [??]
        • Luna Calderon
        • Chaim Calderon
      • NissimRemember Always Calderon -m. Hannah [??]
        • Chaim Calderon
        • Solomon Calderon

      [*ChaimOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. 1943 in Treblinka. Calderon] -m. (2) PalomaOf blessed memory. B. ??, d. 1943, in Treblinka. [??]
       Paloma was Chaim's second wife.
       Chaim and Paloma had one child: Rafael
       This couple and their son all perished at the hands of the destroyers, in Treblinka.
    • *JacobOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir, d. ??. Calderon -m. *Hannah [??]
      Jacob and Hannah had five children: Gabriel, David, Pressia, Abraham, Vida.
      • *Gabriel Calderon -m. *Estraya Calderon
        Gabriel married his first cousin *Estraya, the daughter of his uncle Chaim. Estraya and Gabriel had five children: Morris, Jack, Hyman, Anne, Hyman.
        • MorrisOf blessed memory. B. 1/10/1917, Indianapolis, d. 1983. Calderon -m. Esther Meshulam
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Elaine Calderon -m. Sydney Glanzman
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Mitchell Grant Glanzman
            • Tracie Eron Glanzman
            • Lindsey Rene Glanzman
          • Gary Howard Calderon
        • Jack Calderon
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
        • HymanOf blessed memory. b. 1921, d.1925. Calderon
          Died tragically at the age of 4.
        • Anne Calderon
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          Anne is still active in the Sisterhood of the Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation in Indianapolis.
        • Hyman Calderon -m. Sue Pardo of Rochester, NY
          [Indianapolis, Indiana]
          • Jerry Calderon
            [Chicago, Illinois]
          • Dori Calderon -m. Jerome Bluestein
            [Indianapolis, Indiana]
            • Ashley Bluestein
            • Harrison Bluestein
            • Morgan Bluestein
      • David Calderon -m. Anna Calomas
        Settled in Rochester.
        • Evelyn Calderon -m. Irving Berlowitz
          [Rochester, NY]
          • David Berkowitz
          • Murry Berkowitz
          • Shelly Berkowitz -m. [??] Levy
        • Sara Calderon -m. Michael Karschfesky
          [Florida]
          • Anna Lee Karschfesky -m. Robert Greenfield
          • Richie Karschfesky -m. Carol [??]
            • Ryan Karschfesky
            • Jason Karschfesky
        • Alan Calderon
      • *PressiaOf blessed memory. Died 1 Kislev. Calderon -m. *NissimOf blessed memory Cassorla
        [ Go ]Nissim Cassorla was a son of Rabbi Elias Haim Cassorla.
        They arrived at the Ellis Island port of entry in 1913, aboard the vessel Oceania. In the ship's manifest, his age was given as 33 and hers as 26. Her name appears as "Precia." They had with them their three children, Vida/Evelyn-age 3 1/2, Miriam/Mary-age 2 1/2, Hana/Annie-age 6 mos. The ship's last previous port of call had been Patras, in Greece.
        According to the then-custom, he was always referred to as hermano Nissim by all the families of his siblings, and his wife as hermana Pressia.
        They lived 20 years in Rochester NY, then moved to the New Lots section of Brooklyn, on Malta on a street and in a neighborhood filled with family members and countrymen.
        He was so beloved, that when he died prematurely, the funeral procession stretched for blocks, and the crowd was joined by just about every able-bodied Monastirli in New York City and the surrounding vicinity.
        • *EvelynOf blessed memory. D. ~1999-2000ce, in Rochester, age ~91 or 92. Cassorla -m. Jack Aroesty
          [Lived in Rochester.]
          [ Go ]Jack was the fourth born of Menachem J. Aroesty.
          Evelyn (Cassorla) and Jack Aroesty had Julian, Norman and Helen.
          • Julian Aroesty - m. Roseanne [??]
            • Jack Aroesty
            • David Aroesty
            • Jody Aroesty
          • Norman Aroesty
          • Helen Aroesty - m. Lee Tinsman
            • Joel Tinsman
            • Alan Tinsman
            • Michael Tinsman

          {End of descendant lists for Jack Aroesty, son of Menachem J. Aroesty, and his wife, Evelyn, daughter of Nissim and Pressia Cassorla.}
        • *Mary (Miriam)Of blessed memory Cassorla -m. (1) Jack[??] Nahmias
          [*Mary]    -m. (2) JulieOf blessed memory Weprinsky
          Mary retired to the Sephardic Home in Brooklyn.
        • *Hana/AnnieOf blessed memory (Hana) Cassorla -m. JosephOf blessed memory "Joe" Forlader
          • Irwin Forlader -m. Sandra ("Sandy") [??]
            • Craig Forlader
            • Steven Forlader
          • Marlene Forlader -m. Ira Levine
            • Scott Levine -m. [??]
            • Tina Levine -m. [??]
              • [??]
        • Eli (Eliyahu) "Allie"Of blessed memory, b. ?1920?, d. 5/21/2002, aged 82? Cassorla -m. Bella Testa
          Allie Cassorla was active throughout his life in family, congregational and Monastirli affairs. His final resting place is in a place of honor, the front row of the Monastirli section of Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, LI, NY.
          [ Go ]Bella is a member of the Mordohai Testa family of Monastir.
          • Priscilla Cassorla -m. Norman Hopkins
            • Evette Hopkins
            • Donna Hopkins
          • Marlene Cassorla
            [Los Angeles, California]
        • Louise Of blessed memory. Born Dec 22, 1916ce. Died Jan 15, 2004ce; 21 Tevet 5764. Cassorla -m. Abe Of blessed memory. Died Erev Sukkoth 1981. Behar
          Had an electrical manufacturing business. A.N.C. Manufacturing Co. in Brooklyn.
          • Donna Behar -m. Tom Senning
            • Wynn Senning -m. [??]
              • Caleb [??]
              • Alden [??]
            • Tom Senning, Jr.
          • [ Send e-mail ]Nelson Behar -m. Marcia Meer Grunwald
            • [R] Ellie (Eliezer) Behar -m. Miri Jacob
              • Yerachmiel Meir Haim Behar
              • Hanna Shaina Behar
              • Yisrael ___ Behar
            • Avraham Yosef "Avi" Behar -m. Malka Shulman
              • Aryeh Yehudah Behar
              • Yehoshuah Beir Behar
              • Moshe Gedalia Behar
            • Yerachmiel MeirOf blessed memory. Died 12 Sivan. 1995ce. Behar
        • Shirley Cassorla -m. Charles ("Charlie") Altimar
          • Beth Altimar -m. William ("Bill") Wishinsky
            • Max Aaron Wishinsky
          • Bruce Altimar
        • RuthOf blessed memory Cassorla -m. Burton ChenkinOf blessed memory
          • Nelson Chenkin -m. Judith Friend
          • David Chenkin -m. Geri Weiss
            • Jared Chenkin
            • Perry Chenkin
          • Ted "Teddy"Of blessed memory Wishinsky
            Perished in a motorcycle accident (1980s or 90s ??).
        • Betty Cassorla -m. AbeOf blessed memory Nussbaum
          • Shelly Nussbaum -m. Michael Rubin
            Currently of Miami, FL.
            • Adam Rubin
            • Kevin Rubin
          • Nancy Nussbaum -m. Robert Silvers
            • Ricky Silvers
            • Casey Silvers
            • Amber Silvers
        • Morris "Moshi" Cassorla -m. Evelyn Meisner
          [Boca Raton FL]
          • Paulette Cassorla -m. Ken Halpern
            [Lakewood NJ]
            • Matthew Halpern
            • Andrew Halpern

            We were talking about stories from the old days. Here is one with a different twist. It is actually a very modern one.
            My nunna Pressia passed away several months before my wedding. I was devastated. She was not well, she would not have been able to attend the wedding, but her death was to me "unbelievable." She died Friday night, so the funeral was Sunday. More time for bad thoughts. At the funeral when people passed by the casket and past the mourners, I leaned over to my Aunt Mary (Weprinsky) and said, "She still is alive in every grandchild that is named for her and knew her" (of which I am one).

            I always hated the day of her aņo. It was just too much to think of. Several years after we were married, I am pregnant with my first child (due date 11/8). Due date passes. I finally give birth on 11/30, early in the evening but after nightfall. I look at my husband Ken and ask what Hebrew date it was. It was the first of Kislev. That is Pressia Cassorla's aņo. From the world beyond, she turned a "bad" into a joyous day.

            I believe every day she walks on my shoulder giving guidance and that was her sign.

            My eldest is named after my dad; keeping alive the tradition of naming after living grandparent.
            Anecdote contributed by Paulette Cassorla Halpern

        • Esther "Gerry"Of blessed memory Cassorla -m. Jack Monteko
          [Fla]
          • MichaelOf blessed memory Monteko -m. [??]
            • [Daughter]
          • Neal Monteko -m. [??]
        • Jack Cassorla -m. Jackalyn [??]
          • Carolyn Cassorla -m. Howard Snyder
            • David Snyder
            • Jeffery Snyder
          • Pamela Cassorla -m. Frank Barbera
            • Jenna Barbera
            • Leslie Barbera
          • Suzie Cassorla -m. James "Jimmy" Schmutz
            • TJ Schmutz
            • Kimberly Schmutz
      • {End of descendant lists for Nissim Elias Cassorla.}
      • *Abraham Calderon -m. Sara Testa
        Sara Testa's family was from Salonika.
        The couple came to Temuco about 1920. Descendants of this couple have settled in Santiago Cile.
        • JacobOf blessed memory Calderon -m. Theresa Herschman
          • Roberto Calderon -m. Sara Testa
            Roberto's wife's name is a name-coincidence with Roberto's mother, but unrelated.
            • Ariel Calderon
            • Andres Calderon
            • Benjamin Calderon
          • Rebeca Calderon -m. Carlos Resnick
            • Karen Resnick
            • Denise Resnick
          • Perla Calderon -m. Jaime Poniachik
            • Dan Poniachik
            • Rafael Poniachik
            • Alan Poniachik
          • David Calderon -m. Karen Pollack
            • Nicole Calderon
            • Dana Calderon
        • MarcosOf blessed memory Calderon -m. Sara Zurich
          • Alfredo Calderon
          • Raphael Calderon
          • Gloria Calderon -m. [??] Goldsman
            • [daughter] Goldsman
          • Gilda Calderon
        • Ana/Anna Calderon -m. Mario Herschman
          • Miriam Herschman -m. [??]
            • [daughter-1]
            • [daughter-2]
          • Alberto Herschman -m. [??]
            • Sam Herschman
            • [??] Herschman
          • Yessica Herschman -m. Hyman Nudman
      • (1) Vida/AnaOf blessed memory. B. ?? in Monastir?, d. ca 1915-1920ce. Calderon -m. Shabitay Assael
        Vida apparently died when her son Haim was very young—around 1915-1920ce. Shabitay Assael remarried to [??] Camhi and had additional children. According to family lore, Shabitay and his "second" family may have been lost in the Shoah. The children of Shabitay Assael's "second" family were: Jacobo, Lunar, Haim.
        The family were millers (probably of grain) in Monastir.
        • Jacobo Assael -m. Silvia Nahmias
          [Chile]
          Jacobo was encouraged to emigrate to Temuco (~1935-1940ce) by his brother, Haim, who had gone ahead.
        • Luna/Lunar Assael -m. [??] Assael
          Lunar married a cousin [??].
        • *HaimOf blessed memory. B. 1905ce in Monastir, d. 1986. Assael -m. *VidaOf blessed memory. B. ??, d. ??. Cohen Testa
          Haim Assel Calderon's mother died when he was very young.
          Vida Cohen Testa's father was [??] Cohen of Monastir[?], married to [??] Testa of Monastir[?].
          Haim Assael Calderon emigrated to Chile in the 1920s. His wife followed. According to family lore, he spent the money which he had been given to study medicine in France, to go on his "adventure" in Chile—which was considered a wild place in those days. Later he sent for his brother Jacobo.
          • Shabbai ("Shabby") Assael -m. Fanny Rapapport
            Fanny may also have been known as "Ida".
            • Haim Assael
            • Victoria Assael
          • Ana Assael
          • Ernesta (Esther) Assael -m. Egon Yagoda
            • Victoria Yagoda -m. Leonardo Trumper
              • Bernardo Trumper
              • Gabriel Trumper
            • Gloria Yagoda -m. Jaime Gadansky
              • David Gadansky
              • Ilanith Gadansky
            • [ Send e-mail ]Samy Yagoda -m. Sharon Gottlieb
              Samy explains his formal full name:
              • Samy Nissim Yagoda Assael. My first name is from my grand father Samuel Yagoda died in Yugoslavia by the Nazis and Nissim is from a relative from my grandfather Haim Assael.
          • DoraOf blessed memory. B. ??r, d. ??. Assael -m. Nathan Novik
            • Victoria Novik
            • Ana Novik
            • Miguel Novik
            • Leonardo Novik
          • Mathilde Assael -m. Edy Guitlitz
            • Victoria Guitlitz
            • Ariel Guitlitz
            • Isidoro Guitlitz
          • LucyOf blessed memory. B. ??r, d. ??. Assael -m. [??]
            Lucy's family settled in Israel.
            • Eduardo [??]
            • Beatriz [??]
            • Gabriel [??]
            • Hector [??]
          • Alexandro Assael -m. [??]
            • Haim Assael
 

This section begun May 2001ce from material provided by Anne Calderon of Indianapolis. Major reorganization May 2002ce from material provided by Larry Berebitsky as of July 2001ce. Chilean branch updated November 2002ce, with information provided by Samy Yagoda, a great-great-grandson of Jacob Calderon.
If you are related either by descent or marriage to this family, or if you have relevant information which would supplement or correct what's here, and would like to contribute, send e-mail to:
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