Some 2,000 travelers took part in a huge Seder in Cusco, Peru, the “backpackers’ capital of South America.”
The Seder took place in two rounds of about 1,000 people each, organized by the shluchim Rabbi Ofer and Yael Kripor.
Preparations for the huge Seder began a few months ago, in order to organize and prepare for the massive event.
“This includes shipping hundreds of pounds of Matzah, and hundreds of pounds of chicken and meat,” Rabbi Kripor told COLlive. “In addition, hundreds of gallons of wine were produced locally, and cases of vegetables, eggs and more were brought in, which we also had to transport to the distant location where the Seder is located,” he said.
A team of bochurim were sent by Merkos to assist with the preparations and help run the Seder. “I am so grateful to Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and Rabbi Mendel Kotlarsky for their assistance to Shluchim during Pesach and throughout the entire year,” Rabbi Kripor said.
Because of the size of the event, local security agencies were brought in to secure the event. The shluchim summed up the success of the Seders with great satisfaction, and the record number of tourists who participated this year.