For 2019, ECJS decided to hold its first event in South America. The event began on the Wednesday with a morning jeep visit to a Brazilian Favela in Rio de Janeiro, followed by an afternoon exploration of the Sugar Loaf Mountain complex and Copacabana beach. On Thursday, a full day trip allowed participants to enjoy a boat trip to Buzios and the surrounding islands. On Friday, participants learnt about the Jewish Heritage of Rio de Janeiro before meeting the local Jewish young adults in an evening party.
On Sunday everyone got up early for a morning flight to Iguacu, and then got to visit the Brazilian side of the stunning waterfalls. Monday was even more fun, visiting the Argentinian side of the falls, where participants not only walked among the forest complex but even got to experience a boat ride into the depths of the falls. A really wet but fun day for all!