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Panama City Experience

Suitable for Family, Group, Senior

OVERVIEW

Get to know the history of the modern Jewish community of Panama on a Jewish heritage tour to Panama City.

See the most important synagogues in Panama City, where you’ll immerse yourself in the rich Jewish history and culture of the region.

Learn about the contemporary community at the renowned Albert Einstein School, a prestigious educational institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and Jewish values.

Next, you’ll visit the Isaac Rabin ORT School, the only ORT school in Panama.

A VIP Canal Visit to the Miraflores locks is a highlight of your trip. Accompanied by a knowledgeable Panama Canal guide, you’ll witness the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal in action. Gain a deeper understanding of the canal’s significance in international trade and marvel at the impressive lock system that allows ships to traverse the continent.

Experience the natural beauty of Panama with an ecological boat tour on Gatun Lake, a vital part of the Panama Canal. Navigate through lush rainforest, encounter diverse wildlife, and learn about the importance of environmental conservation in this delicate ecosystem.

A tour of the picturesque Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic district, awaits you. Wander through its charming cobblestone streets, admire the well-preserved colonial architecture, and discover the cultural treasures that make this UNESCO World Heritage Site a true gem.

Visit Panama for a clear view of a thriving contemporary Jewish community and a better understanding of an integral location for international politics.

Highlights*

  • Learn about the local Jewish Community and visit the most important Synagogues in Panama City such as Shevet Ajim (Sephardic) and Bet-El Synagogue (Ashkenazi), as well as the Albert Einstein school
  • Meet community leaders, including the president of Yad Vashem Panama, the organization in charge of organizing March of the living trips for the community
  • Take a rainforest experience and enjoy an ecological boat tour on Gatun Lake, a large manmade lake formed when the Gatun Dam was built
  • Visit Kol Shearith Synagogue in Costa del Este. Learn about the first Jewish community in Panama and visit their Synagogue
  • Tour the picturesque Casco Viejo, commonly called the walled city. Together with Old Panama, the Casco Viejo is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is appreciated worldwide for its unique historical and artistic value

*Some experiences are subject to minimum group size

Day by Day Suggested Program

Day 1
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Arrive in Panama and drive to the hotel.

Overnight in Panama City

 

Day 2
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Breakfast at the hotel

Learn about the local Jewish Community and visit the most important Synagogues in Panama City such as Shevet Ajim (Sephardic) and Bet-El Synagogue (Ashkenazi), as well as the Albert Einstein school.

Meet community leaders, including the president of Yad Vashem Panama, the organization in charge of organizing March of the living trips for the community.

Stop for lunch at a kosher restaurant

Visit Isaac Rabin, the only ORT school in Panama.

Take a VIP Canal visit to Miraflores locks. A Panama Canal guide will introduce you to some of the most important and unique details of this marvel of engineering. You will learn about the history and construction of the first set of locks at the Visitor’s Center and Museum and will have the opportunity to watch massive vessels transit through the locks.

Return to the hotel and freshen up for dinner.

Dinner with invited guests: Israeli and US Ambassadors to Panama (TBC)

Overnight in Panama City

Day 3
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Breakfast at the hotel with a speaker

Take a rainforest experience and enjoy an ecological boat tour on Gatun Lake, a large manmade lake formed when the Gatun Dam was built. Today it remains an essential part of the Panama Canal system. Gatun Lake is located within an immensely diverse tropical ecological zone and is surrounded by untouched exotic rainforest. Barro Colorado Island, the largest island on the lake, has been protected as a nature reserve by the U.S. Government. A boat ride on the lake will reveal the area’s many different species of birds, monkeys, iguanas, and sloths, among others.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful Panamanian Rainforest

Return to hotel to refresh for dinner

Dinner with the Director of MASA Panama and other leaders of the local Jewish community.

Overnight in Panama City

Day 4
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Breakfast at the hotel

Visit Kol Shearith Synagogue in Costa del Este. Learn about the first Jewish community in Panama and visit their Synagogue. Meet the Rabbi and learn about their projects.
Proceed to the nursing home Hogar Simjati, one of the projects which received aid from JDC
Enjoy a Cooking class followed by Lunch.

Tour the picturesque Casco Viejo, commonly called the walled city. Together with Old Panama, the Casco Viejo is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is appreciated worldwide for its unique historical and artistic value.

Farewell Dinner with entertainment.

Overnight in Panama City

Day 5
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Breakfast and drive to the airport for your flight back home.

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