While sailing through the waters of Panama Bay, three participants in the “CYP Encounter: Panama” Shabbaton discovered that the captain was Jewish. What they did next was a testament to the effect of the weekend.
As part of an incredibly inspiring and adventurous weekend on the “CYP Encounter: Panama” Shabbaton, the Young Professionals took a boat ride to Taboga Island.
As they were soaring through the turquoise waters of Panama Bay, the group put on Tefillin.
Upon discovering that the captain of the boat was Jewish, three of the CYPs: Matt Birkinshaw of San Antonio, TX, Jonothan Ambar of Orlando, FL, and Nitzan Goodman of Plano, TX, decided to share the Mitzvah with the boat’s captain and persuaded him to don Tefillin as well.