En route to the Wild West, Panama's Jewish community was born - World Jewish Congress

En route to the Wild West, Panama's Jewish community was born

En route to the Wild West, Panama's Jewish community was born

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Sephardi Jews from the Caribbean Islands and Ashkenazi Jews from Europe en route to California as part of the Gold Rush stopped off in Panama, forming the isthmus’ first Jewish community. Today, Panama is home to a multicultural Jewish community. Click here to learn more about the Jewish community in Panama.