My Answer: You can attend any of our Congresses; this way you will be able to connect with friends at least once every 6 months to a year. Actually, there are examples of this from ancient history. A few thousand years ago, a person who lived in the Negev desert would come to Jerusalem to study the Torah only once a year for one day. He couldn’t stay there longer because he was a peasant and had to work in the field. When there was a break between the seasons he would come to Jerusalem riding his donkey, would study for one day, and in the evening he would head back home.
He was called Bar BiYoma – a student for one day, or more exactly, a master for one day, because in a single day, his desire granted him such a powerful connection with the study, the friends, the Source, and spirituality, that he became a great sage.
Therefore, if you attend a Congress nearest you once a year, this will be equal to studying and sitting together with everyone for a whole year.