Farber Hebrew Day School students and the high school assistant principal gathered in person and by Zoom to celebrate their attendance at this year’s Yeshiva University National Model United Nations.
Eleven Farber Hebrew Day School students and high school assistant principal Kathy Sklar gathered in person and by Zoom to celebrate their attendance at this year’s Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN).
The delegates, Lev Ershler, Shlomo Feld, Elana Hochbaum, Jaden Jubas, Yona Kelman, Judah Lopatin, Noa Pergament, Ari Schon, Shira Schon, Eli Schwartz and Aviel Siegel, represented Syria and Bolivia in the Feb. 14 program.
In a non-COVID time, Sklar and the team of high schoolers would have traveled to a Stamford, Conn., hotel and encamped with 500 other student delegates from 45 schools, the New York-based Yeshiva University (YU)/Stern College for Women secretaries and undersecretaries general, and 15 committee chairs. Under the auspices of the YU admissions department, they would have debated and resolved world issues during the three-day-long event, but this year participated instead by Zoom.
Preparation began with the selection this past October, with delegates conducting, researching and writing position papers on topics to be resolved in their assigned committees.
Delegates debated, caucused and resolved the challenges facing the world, learning much about their nations and enhancing their skills of debating in a committee using parliamentary procedure, all while meeting students from all over the country.