Jan 31, 2005 — Hundreds of high school students from across North America will debate topics ranging from improving women’s healthcare to illicit weapons trade in the Balkan states at the 15th Annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) conference, Feb. 6-8.
This simulated meeting of the United Nations will attract more than 500 students from 38 high schools.
Established and hosted by Yeshiva University, the conference is the largest Jewish high-school event of its kind, according to Michael Kranzler, YU director of admissions.
Each school represents at least one member country of the United Nations. Students are assigned to one of 15 committees, including the World Food Program, Disarmament and International Security, and the Middle East Summit. As committee members, students present their countries’ positions on various matters. YUNMUN models procedures used by the real United Nations.
Beyond learning about politics, public speaking, and negotiation, students will meet and work with peers from other high schools. The event will be held at the Hilton Parsippany (New Jersey) in a professional conference environment.
For more information on YUNMUN, visit the conference’s Web site at www.yu.edu/yunmun.
·Akiva Hebrew Day School, Southfield, MI
·Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School, North Miami Beach, FL
·Beth Tfiloh Dahan High School, Baltimore, MD
·Block Yeshiva High School, St. Louis, MO
·Bnei Akiva Schools, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
·Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
·Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto Tannenbaum Centre, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
·Ezra Academy, Forrest Hills, NY
·Fuchs Mizrachi, University Heights, OH
·Gray Academy of Jewish Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
·Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaway, Cedarhurst, NY
·Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, Uniondale, NY
·Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
·Hillel Yeshiva High School, Ocean, NJ
·Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Overland Park, KS
·Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Chicago, IL
·Kushner Yeshiva High School, Livingston, NJ
·Maayanot Yeshiva High School, Teaneck, NJ
·Magen David Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY
·Maimonides School, Brookline, MA
·Margolin Hebrew Academy, Memphis, TN
·Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys, New York, NY
·Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, Rockville, MD
·Moshe Aaron Yeshiva High School, South River, NJ
·North Shore Hebrew Academy, Great Neck, NY
·Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy, Miami Beach, FL
·Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Holliswood, NY
·Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA
·Stern Hebrew High School, Philadelphia, PA
·The Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY
·Torah Academy of Bergen County, Teaneck, NJ
·Trocki Hebrew Academy, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
·Weinbaum Yeshiva High School, Boca Raton, FL
·Westchester Hebrew High School, Mamaroneck, NY
·Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Dallas, TX
·Yeshiva of Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
·Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
·Yeshivat Rambam High School, Baltimore, MD