Q: Do I pay to attend Natty Con?
A: Nope. Natty Con is an all-inclusive experience. We will pay for your travel to and from Tamarack Camps in Michigan, your food, accommodations and supplies AND a few surprises.
Q: Is this a Jewish learning conference?
A: Yes AND it is so much more! Natty Con includes large sessions about Moishe House and small sessions about every topic you can imagine related to your role as a resident or host. The weekend also includes Shabbat experiences (we’ve got options to suit your observance level) and opportunities for text study, free time, a celebration of all your hard work and plenty of time to bond with residents and hosts from across the continent.
Q: Do I have to go?
A: If you are a resident in a house in North America, you are expected to attend, as described in your resident handbook. If you have a conflict, please contact your Resident Support team member ASAP. If you are a MHWOW host, you must apply to attend, as there are a limited number of spaces available.
Q: Is this exclusive to North American residents and hosts?
A: Natty Con is just for North America, but Moishe House residents outside of North America have other training conferences they are invited to, that are similar to Natty Con. If you live outside of North America, keep an eye out for information about the conference that you are invited to attend.
Q: I have food restrictions. How can I be sure I’ll have something that I can eat?
A: All of the meals at Natty Con will be kosher and we will have plenty of options to accommodate dietary restrictions. When you fill out your RSVP form, you’ll be able to specify what restrictions you have.
Q: I keep Shabbat. Can I do that at Natty Con?
A: We make every effort to honor everyone’s Shabbat practices at Moishe House gatherings. We offer a variety of service options on Friday evening and Sunday morning, have Shabbat-observant cabins and 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 Natty Con, please reach out to Rabbi Brad Greenstein.
Still have questions?
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