Q: Do I pay to attend Internatty Con?
A: Nope! We will pay for your travel to and from Novotel Excel in London, your food, accommodations and supplies during the conference AND a few surprises!
Q: Is this a Jewish learning conference?
A: Yes AND it is so much more! Internatty Con includes large sessions about Moishe House and small sessions about every topic you can imagine related to your role as a resident. The weekend also includes Shabbat experiences and opportunities for text study, free time, a celebration of all your hard work and plenty of time to bond with residents from across the world.
Q: Do I have to go?
A: Yes and no. If you are a resident in a European, Israeli or the Sydney House, yes, you are expected to come, as described in your resident handbook. For the other houses, you will be given a budget that will be up to your discretion to use towards transportation to Internatty Con, but at least one person per house is expected to attend. Latin American houses will be having their own conference and are not expected to attend Internatty Con.
Q: Is this exclusive to Global Communities residents?
A: Internatty Con is just for residents living in Moishe Houses within Europe, Australia, China, Israel, South Africa and New Zealand. Moishe House residents in other parts of the world have other training conferences they are invited to, that are similar to Internatty Con.
Q: I’m an International MHWOW host. Can I apply to Internatty Con?
A: Unfortunately, no. As much as we would love to see you, Internatty Con is just for residents.
Q: I have food restrictions. How can I be sure I’ll have something that I can eat?
A: All the meals at Internatty Con will be from a fish and vegetarian menu. If you keep Kosher or have other dietary needs (i.e. vegan or gluten-free), please let us know in your registration and we will be happy to accommodate!
Q: I keep Shabbat. Can I do that at Internatty Con?
A: We make every effort to honor everyone’s Shabbat practices at Moishe House gatherings. We have our “Shabbos Yo” policy, which basically means that if an activity interferes with your Shabbat practice, you don’t have to participate. Due to the nature of some of our spaces and sessions, some electronics, like projectors and microphones will be used occasionally. If you have concerns about Shabbat observance at Internatty Con, please reach out to our International Director of Jewish Education, Faustine Sigal.
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