You Are Invited to
Internatty Con 2019!

What Is Internatty Con?

“Internatty Con” is our once-annual, all-in, go-big-or-go-home, three-day immersive experience that brings together Moishe House residents across the globe. Short for “International Training Conference,” Internatty Con is the one time each year where we put all our other responsibilities aside and dig deep into what it means to be a part of Moishe House and how we can all be better at creating peer-led communities for Jewish young adults. Check out some highlights from Internatty Con 2018:

In 2019, Internatty Con will take place 13-15 September in Stockholm, SE. We’re expecting about 80 residents from around the world, as well as plenty of Moishe House staff.

You can look forward to:

  • Meeting residents from all over the world
  • Celebrating Shabbat together
  • Sessions led by residents, staff and external educators
  • Meaningful and fun times
  • Tikkun Olam Thursday – an optional social justice activity taking place on Thursday before the conference

Interested in leading a session? Sign up here!

When searching for your flights, bear in mind that you need to arrive at the Stockholm Arlanda airport (ARN) before 10:00 am on Friday, 13 September and leave no earlier than 6:00 pm on Sunday, 15 September. You are welcome to extend your trip before and after; if there is a difference in the cost, it is up to you. You will want to make sure that extension of your trip doesn’t affect your Moishe House, so make sure to discuss it with your roommates and RM.

We have some really fun and exciting changes taking place this year! Instead of hosting Internatty Con at a hotel, we are throwing it back and taking you to a stunning summer camp on the Swedish coast! That’s right, pack your friendship bracelets and sunscreen. We’re bunking down in cabins and making bonfires!

Tikkun Olam Thursday

For the second year in a row, we are organising an optional Tikkun Olam experience in the afternoon of Thursday, 12 September. This is an option, pre-Internatty Con program where you will gather with other residents and staff to give back. This is a great opportunity to come together to do some good for the local community in Stockholm!

If you want to take part in Tikkun Olam Thursday, you will need to arrive by 10:30 am on the 12th. Your accommodation will be taken care of on Thursday evening. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jessie or Alexis. The sign-up for TKT can be found on the registration form!

RSVP

Let us know you’re joining us for Internatty Con and register now!

 

What Should I Bring?

Make sure you have everything you need to have the best time at Internatty Con! Here you can find a list of everything you will need for the weekend!

  • Warm clothing and a waterproof jacket
  • Reusable water bottle. Ideally, we would like to make this a no-waste conference and a good start is by bringing your own water bottle
  • An EU plug adapter! This is the two-prong plug
  • Fancy dress for the party
  • Anything you will want for Shabbat
  • Your passport/travel documents (reminder to make sure you have more than six months left before your passport expires, plus any visa you may need to travel to Sweden)
  • A positive attitude and a fun disposition

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I pay to attend Internatty Con?

A: Nope! We will pay for your travel to and from Stockholm and our venue, 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. This year, we will be joined by 15 Russian speaking residents coming from the area of the Former Soviet Union and beyond.

 

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 Kosher. If you have other dietary needs (i.e. vegan or vegetarian) or restrictions (i.e. allergies), 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.

Still have questions?
Please email internattycon@moishehouse.org and we’ll answer as soon as we can!
The International Training Conference is generously sponsored by: