Twelve years ago, I spent part of my summer visiting and working with Jewish communities in Central America. I was travelling with a friend and spent time in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador making communal Jewish programs and making dozens of visits to Jewish homes and businesses. During my travels, I encountered many amazing people and experienced several incredible stories, one of which I would like to share below.
One day, we travelled to Antigua Guatemala an old town that sits on the Central Highlands of Guatemala that used to be its capital until it was destroyed by an earthquake and volcano eruption. The population of the town is just over 30,000 and is mostly local made up of local Guatemalans along with a healthy... ( Read More » )