Last week, 30 Shluchim from 11 Spanish-speaking countries across Latin America gathered in Panama City for two days of sharing ideas and strengthening their commitment to bringing Yiddishkeit to all corners of the region.
Last week, 30 Shluchim from 11 Spanish-speaking countries across Latin America gathered in Panama City for two days of sharing ideas and strengthening their commitment to bringing Yiddishkeit to all corners of the region. In the spirit of Hakhel, the Kinus culminated with an inspiring banquet with hundreds of locals participating.
Throughout the Kinus, there was tremendous energy in the air, with Shluchim sharing ideas and collaborating on various elements of Shlichus. The program was hosted by Chabad of Panama. Sessions were held at the Chabad House of Panama City, led by Rabbi Mendi and Bracha Karniel.
A powerful element of the Kinus was the bonding between senior Shluchim with the younger generation. Countless hours were spent with the Shluchim, sharing insights from their personal experiences and directives they received from the Rebbe for their Shlichus.
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Chairman of the International Kinus and entrusted by the Rebbe with overseeing regional Kinusim, joined virtually and shared words of encouragement and inspiration with the Shluchim, giving over personal stories of the Rebbe with practical insights for Shlichus.
The closing banquet was held in the social hall of the community center – Beth El. The beautiful dinner brought together 300 local community members to participate with the Shluchim in the uniquely inspiring event. The energy in the air was electrifying as everyone was moved by the messages of unity and growth.
The evening was opened by Rabbi Aaron Laine, Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi and Head Shliach of Panama, who emphasized how the Latin American community is assisted by the global network of Shluchim, be it on college campuses, health centers, or tourist locations worldwide.
Mr. Dovi Eisenman, past president of the Ashkenazi Shul, spoke about the beautiful collaboration between Chabad and the local community.
One of the notable moments of the banquet was the Siyum Harambam, conducted by Mr. Shmuel Dornbusch, one of the leading Chabad activists and benefactors in Panama. Inspired by his accomplishment, many attendees committed to studying the daily Rambam as well.
The event also featured a video presentation displaying Chabad’s impact in Latin America. Keynote addresses were delivered by Rabbi Yehoshua Rosenblum Shliach in Caracas, Venezuela