Yeshivas Kayitz Panama explored new horizons this week, with hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling and horseback riding through the picturesque tropical islands and mountain towns.
Yeshivas Kayitz Panama explored new horizons on their second week, with hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling and horseback riding through the picturesque tropical islands and mountain towns.
On Sunday, they hiked to learn Chassidus while overlooking the breathtaking views of the Chiriqui highlands. They carved creative designs on local totumo fruits, followed by a full day of learning.
On Monday, they traveled from the Boquete mountain town on the Pacific Ocean, crossing the isthmus ridge, to the Caribbean Ocean, where a boat led them to Isla Colon, in Bocas del Toro province. The archipelago of islands is an impressive setting for a very unique beach town that prides itself with a Chabad house that hosted our meals, davening and learning.
From there, the bochurim toured on bicycles through Bluff Beach. They went snorkeling, spotting amazing coral reefs, saw dolphins and colorful fish, discovered starfish, sloths and awesome tropical islands. Their schedules were full with learning and meaningful farbrengens before leaving back on Thursday to their home base: Boquete.
On Friday, they enjoyed horseback riding, and then went on Mivtzoim and actually found a 67-year-old Karkafta who happily put on Tefillin for the first time.
Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Chazak was greeted in Bais Menachem style, while Kidush and meals were shared with the local community. A pizza night on Motzai Shabbos concluded the week.