I'm delighted to confirm that HBM's Summer Intensive this year will be in the third week of August, from Sunday 22nd to Thursday 26th. Call your bosses!
In the mornings, our Talmud program will run from 9:00 am - 11:15 am. That's one hour of havruta (partnered learning), a wee break, and shiur (lecture/work-checking) together. Attendees of previous summer intensives will agree that this will be hard work, but fully supported and incredibly rewarding. Expect juicy texts from Masekhet Yoma, a tractate which deals largely with Yom Kippur.
In the afternoons, we will have a number of classes interlocking with this year's general theme of accumulation/dispersal (as in merit, wrongdoing, justice, resources). Afternoon classes usually require less translation work, but are just as delightfully intense. This year, a number of very special teachers are lined up to talk, though the final schedule is still awaiting confirmation, including some dear mentors of my own.
It is strongly encouraged to attend the full program, so that you can reap all the benefits of being in an immersive environment. However, you can also just attend the morning Gemara seder, or afternoon classes if that's your preference.
Write to reserve your spot and register, if you have not already done so. Get your friends to come so they can have a great time! Get your enemies to come so they can evolve as human beings! Get your neutrals to come so they can reveal their personal strengths and become great friends to you, too!