Mozaik Hub Team

Mircea Cernov
Mozaik Hub director



As lead professional of the Mozaik Jewish Community Hub, Mircea Cernov is responsible for building a professional knowledge community for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, lay leaders and community activist. As a catalyst he is responsible for enabling the transformation and change for a more active, effective, cooperative, sustainable and resilient Jewish community in Hungary.

Mircea has worked for international organizations and social entrepreneurial startups in different parts of Europe. He was deputy director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s activities in Hungary and Romania, where he was responsible for promoting community development, cultural and educational programming, he served as the CEO of Haver Foundation and strategic adviser for GeoGebra. He also served as the Hungary Representative-Director of World ORT.

He is one of the founders of Limmud Hungary Foundation and he was one of the founders of the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest. Previous to his appointment as Hub Director he served as board member at a number of local and community organizations.

Mircea has a B.A. in social work. Mircea has participated in an array of educational and post gradual programs including: nonprofit management at Columbia University’s Picker Center, social diversity at Oriel College, Oxford University and new technologies and the civil society at Columbia University’s Arden House.


Bence Tordai
Mozaik Hub program coordinator


As program coordinator Bence Tordai’s tasks are related to the operation of the Mozaik Hub. Apart from that, he is also actively involved in planning processes, content development and communication.

Bence was born and brought up in Budapest, and has been active in the Jewish community for the last 15 years.  From the early 2000s he attended the Szarvas camp, first as a camper, later as a madrich for several years. Since 2008 he has been a volunteer at Haver Foundation. After graduating he worked for 3 years at Haver Foundation as educational program coordinator. In the last couple of years he has been an active contributor in numerous cultural and community projects and NGOs.

Bence has an MA in Literature from ELTE University. Since 2011 he attended various trainings and seminars in the field of nonprofit management and leadership. Bence has knowledge and experience in volunteer management, project management and informal education. His other areas of interest include online media, contemporary culture, the Jewish and non-Jewish heritage of Budapest, urbanism and ecological sustainability.


Gábor Balázs

Consultant and trainer, Mozaik Hub Jewish studies


Gábor is an assistant professor of Jewish and Israeli Philosophy at the University of Jewish Studies, and he is active in numerous frameworks of Jewish adult education. Formerly Gábor worked as the adviser of Jewish and Israel Studies at Lauder School, Budapest, as the director of the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest and the headmaster of the school of the Orthodox Jewish Community of Hungary. As a community activity serves as the vice president of the Orthodox Community of Hungary.

Gábor received his PhD. at Bar Ilan University in Israel. His main interest is in the connection between morality and religion, in theories of contemporary Jewish communal identity and in Israel studies.


Trainings and consultancy

András Büchler, communication and PR
András Harsányi, financial management
Gábor Héra, measurement and evaluation
Dominika Szabó, storytelling
NIOK Foundation, online communication, crowd-funding, fundraising



Diego Ornique, JDC Europe director, Mozaik Hub strategy
Russel Wolkind, JDC Europe director for planning and partnerships, Mozaik Hub resource development
Zoya Shvartzman, JDC Europe RD liaison, planning and partnerships, Mozaik Hub resource development
Marcelo Dimentstein, JDC Europe director of research and evaluation, Mozaik Hub research