Adam Schönberger

Adam SchonbergerAdam Schönberger was born in Budapest, Hungary. He majored in theatre studies, comparative literature and linguistics at the University of Pécs. After a year of studying at Bar Ilan University in Israel and Paideia Institute in Stockholm, he returned to Hungary and became involved in the Masorti young adult organization called MAROM Budapest (www.marom.hu/en). The organization has more than 800 members focusing on Jewish culture, Jewish identity, religion, Israel and social justice. The main focus of the organization is to create a flourishing and dynamic young Jewish community in Budapest. One of its main projects include Lake Bánk Festival (www.tekerjatora.hu/en) that brings together Roma’s, Slovaks, Jews, immigrants and other civic groups. Another project is the Quarter6Quarter7 Festival (www.quarter6quarter7.com), which focuses on the protection of Jewish urban heritage. This festival incorporates more than 40 venues and organizations in the old Jewish Quarter and it aims to establish a joint civil action in order to protect and revitalize the district and its Jewish cultural life. Adam has also been the director of MAROM Budapest since 2003 and is also the founder and director of Sirály Cultural and Community Center. Adam is currently working on the opening of the new community center in September 2014.