Purim this year took place in the Algarve, Portugal in a relaxing 5* sea view hotel. The event started with a visit to Silves castle, the former Moorish capital, and then heading up the highest mountain peak – Foia. In the evening Rabbi Yoel Kaplan from Thessaloniki led an energetic Megillah reading for Purim, followed by the traditional Seudah meal and exchange of Mishloach Manot. This was followed by a fun Purim costume party. During the Friday, participants managed to experience “the end of the world” at Cape St. Vincent before the scenic town of Lagos. On Sunday participants ended their visit exploring the regional capital, Faro.