The Panama Visit

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on January 26, 2011


What a Crazy week.  Last week on Wednesday we, my husband and boys plus myself, boarded a flight to Panama.  There is a wonderful Jewish community in Panama and we are lucky enough to have friends in that community.  Recently our friend’s son got engaged and they were kind enough to include us with a wedding invitation.  How could we pass it up?  Not only have all our children attended all the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs of our friends, but a Panamanian Jewish wedding between Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and Israeli families is something so fun, vibrant and visually stunning we wouldn’t miss it for anything.

Panama is in Central America where the climate is tropical, hot and humid all year around.  Our winter is the dry season. Disembarking at 7:15 PM after sun down did not affect that blanket of warm air and damp cling that envelope you the moment we exited the airport with our driver.  Collected at the airport by a little rolly polly elfin man, who spoke English and said his only aim was to please us and that he would be at our service for the entire extended weekend gave promise. [click to continue…]



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