Meet the JCC Staff

What does it mean to be Jewish in the 21st century? At JCC Budapest, this question guides how we think and what we do. JCC Budapest is a vibrant community whose aim is to strengthen Jewish identity, help people find their roots, and celebrate the diversity of Jewish life. 

This work is personal. I grew up in 1980s Hungary and never had the chance to explore my Judaism. Forgetting Judaism was how my family survived Communist rule  — and we almost lost track of our roots. Almost. 

Thanks to JDC and American philanthropists, my generation revived Hungarian Jewry before it was lost to history. In Jewish schools, summer camps, youth movements, and institutions, such as JCC Budapest, we rediscovered Judaism, making it our mission to ensure that Hungary has a lively, resilient Jewish future.

But JCC Budapest is more than just a place; it’s a passionate team of Jewish leaders who create community and bring programs to life. As JCC Director, I am so proud to lead this team of talented individuals, and introduce them to you here. 

We invite you to be a part of our story. Together, we can write the next chapters of Hungarian Jewish history! 

— Marcell Kenesei, JCC Director

Marcell

Director

Jutka

Deputy Director

Pepe

Operations Director

Gergo

Creative Director

Zsombor

Finance Director

Dávid

Head of the Network Center

Linda

Program Manager

Zsuzsa

Head of the Jewish Knowledge Center

Rita

Coordinator of the Shalom Club

Zsuzsa

Finance Coordinator

János

IT

tibor

Fundraising Manager

Anna

Fundraising Manager

Emma

Program Manager

Anikó

Program Manager

Imre

Technician

Bianka

Project Manager

Ilona

Front Desk Receptionist

Eliza

Program Assistant

DÓRA

Program Manager

LÉNA

Communications Manager

Andrij

Ukraine Charity Shop Coordinator

Joli

Communications Manager

Réka

Program Manager

Barbi

Childrens Program Coordinator

Nati

Operations Coordinate