Panama Republic of Panama is located in Central America with the famous “hub of the Americas” connecting 39 countries and more than 150 cities in Latin America, USA and Europe.
Panama has a vibrant Jewish Community and is a great for Jewish travelers specially seeking kosher diet and Jewish history.
Founded over 100 years ago, Jewish immigrants from The Netherlands and then Europe and Middle East, end up in Panamanian ports seeking business opportunities.
Today, Panama Jewish Community has:
- 4 Sephardic synagogues
- 1 Ashkenazi synagogue
Most homes keep kosher diet and are a vibrant Jewish atmosphere as Jews are involve in all kind of industries.
Panama also is single out as the country with 2 former Jewish presidents.
With over 35 kosher restaurants, 2 kosher super markets and 4 Jewish schools, and Cultural Center, Sports Club and a strong and united community, Panama is one of a kind as enjoys the lowest assimilation rate in the region.
Additional institutions such as a Kolel with over 30 permanent students, Yeshiva Guedola, Yeshiva Ketana, Talmud Tora, Gan Yeladim, Beit Yaacov are integral part of the religious society.
Panama has also a programmed Jewish Tour Guide upon request.
As for touring the country, several key places are great to visit such as:
- Panama Canal
- Colon Free Zone
- Old City
- Old Panama
- Traveling from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean by car or train in less than 1 hour.
- Bocas del Toro great sea
- San Blas virgin islands and beaches
- Chiriquí Mountains
- Boquete Coffee farms
Are few of the many places that make Panama worth visiting
Come and have a great kosher Jewish Latin American Vacations.
Check out Panama Kosher buklet
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Also you can search in our app or website Kosher list for Panama
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Use “Is it kosher?” app to get information about kosher places in Panama.
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Find hotel in the city.
We recommend some tourist guides to buy before travel.
Nearest places to daven (Synagogues, minyans, etc.) goDaven.com
|beth el synagogue||Calle Winston Churchill, Panamá, Panama,||ashkenaz|
|ahavat sion||Calle Juan XXIII 100, Panamá, Panama,||edut_mizrach|
|shevet ahim||Calle 44 Este, Panamá, Panama,||edut_mizrach|
|torres de las americas||Calle Punta Darién, Punta Pacifica, P.H. Torre de las Américas, Panamá, Panama,||edut_mizrach|
|beit chabad panama||Calle Gil Colunge 13b, Panamá, Panama,||ari|
|sinagoga punta pacifica||Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama,||sefard|
|mordechai vesarah synagogue||Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama,||edut_mizrach|
Nearest places to eat kosher
|Grandma’s Olga Jalab Kitchen||CAFE|
|Deli k Restaurant||RESTAURANT|
|MELAMCHIK||Italia 807, Panamá, Panama||CAFE|
|SUPER KOSHER||Calle Ramon H. Jurado 8340, Panamá, Panama||SUPERMARKET|
|LA BONBONNIERE||Calle Juan XXIII 1, Panamá, Panama||CAFE|
|LA FINKA||Plaza Bal Harbour, Av Italia, Panama||CAFE|
|CASA PLANTA||calle Bachiller 10, Panamá, Panama||CAFE|
|LULA BY DARNA||Calle 55 Este 23, Panamá, Panama||CAFE|