In this year of Hakhel, after the success of the Mega Challa Bake in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Shlucha Mrs. Rivka Katri, joined by Bianca Waisberg, Karen Milstein Cohen and Iara Leventhal, thought that the men should also gather together for a Mitzvah.
Hence the idea of Mega Tefillin was born, joining more than a hundred men of the community who gathered on Sunday morning, April 3rd to put on tefillin, pray shacharit, pray for the sick of their community and for their country Brazil, that is currently going through a political and economic crisis.
The Jews also heard words of Torah from Rabbi Nissim Katri, Director of Beit Chabad of Belo Horizonte for over 30 years. He urged all participants to put on Tefillin every day and also encouraged them to join the daily minyan in the Beit Chabad.
The event took place at the recently built new headquarters of Beit Chabad of Belo Horizonte. At the end of the activity all the men gathered for a group photo with Tefillin and sang a an uplifting niggun. All the men left the event inspired and excited for the Mitzvah of Tefillin that should be put daily.