Team of Haver Serbia
Sonja Viličić was born in Serbia. For almost 10 years Sonja lived in Budapest, where she finished heruniversity studies and worked for the American Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) in various positions as an informal Jewish educator, including the program director of the International Jewish youth camp in Szarvas, Hungary, and the Educational Director of regional programs, with the aim of Jewishly educating youth and students through informal educational frameworks. For five consecutive years Sonja was co-running the Matara youth leadership training program of the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe at Limmud UK. Sonja is a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Today, Sonja lives in Belgrade, Serbia, where she is one of the founders and Executive Director of NGO HaverSrbija. Sonja is also one of the organizers of the local Limmud event.
Coordinator of educational programs
Mila Stojanovic was born in Germany. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the Faculty of Teacher Education in Belgrade. Mila’s professional involvement in the Jewish community started after she attended the intensive Hadracha course, when she began to work as a counselor and later as a coordinator at the Center for Informal Jewish Education of Jewish Community of Belgrade. For many years Mila worked as a counselor at JDC-Lauder International Jewish youth camp Szarvas in Hungary, and for five years she was a regional educational and organizational director for the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Mila was also involved in different international initiatives in Balkan and European Jewish communities, such as Gesher and Junction, both JDC projects.
Mila has been a volunteer of the NGO Haver Serbia since its establishment, and since 2016 she has been working as Coordinator of Education Projects in the organization.
Co-founder and associate
Mina Pasajlic was born in Serbia. She is finishing her studies in Dutch language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. From her childhood, Mina has been a member of the international Jewish camp “Szarvas” in Hungary. Since she was 17 years old, she has been involved in informal Jewish education at the Jewish Community in Belgrade, as well as in children’s camps and international seminars. From its founding in 2006, she was a part of the Informal Jewish Education Youth Center (at the Jewish Community in Belgrade). From 2008-2012 she took part as a coordinator,leading leadership trainings, children’s workshops, and family educational activities and seminars, including lectures for the member of Jewish community from Ex-YU countries.
Since 2010 she has worked for the AmericanJewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) as a Program Director of the international camp “Szarvas.” In the period 2015-2016, Mina spent eight months atPaidea University for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden.
Consultant – Expert Assistant
Vera Mevorah was born in Serbia. In 2009, after more than a decade of acquiring musical knowledge, she received a title of graduated music performer on the fluteat the Faculty of Musicin Belgrade in the class of ProfessorMiomirSimonovic. Since 2005 she has performed as a professional flute player.
From 2003 to 2014 she worked in the field of informal education in Serbia, Hungary, and Croatia. In 2009 she startedher studies at the University of Art in Belgrade, Interdisciplinary Studies, Group for the Theory of Arts and Media.
From 2012 to 2014 she was a scholarship recipient of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for PhD students. As a scholarship recipient she participated in the realization of the scientific project “Identities of Serbian Music in the World Cultural Context” – Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade.
During the academic year 2013-2014 she taught at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade. Vera is actively working on publishing scientific papers and participating in conferences in the country and abroad.
Educational Project Consultant
DraganaStojanovic was born in Serbia. She earned a Bachelors and aMaster’s degree in ethnomusicology at Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
During her interdisciplinary doctoral studies, she expanded her interests in Theory of Art and Media at the University of Applied Arts in Belgrade, where she also defended a doctoral dissertation. It was based on contemporary feminist and post-feminist theories that address the place of female subjectivity in the field of art and culture.
She is involved in numerous projects, related to informal education in the field of gender studies, as well as in the field of Jewish culture, history, tradition and modernity. Currently, she works as an assistant professor in the area of Theory of Arts and Media and Cultural and Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communication in Belgrade.
Dragana is an associate and volunteer in NGO Haver Serbia.
MajaMihajlovic was born in Serbia, where she got Bachelors and Master’s degree at Faculty of Economics. Through attendance at various marketing conferences, she got an opportunity to expand her professional skill in the area of Marketing, especially internet marketing.
She gained her working experience in several successful companies, including Nelt, Delhaize, and the Swiss company “Prodevcon,” where she could do what she likes the most – creative writing and social media management.
Maja joined Haver Serbia in 2014, and oversees our Facebook page and website.
IT Engineer, web developer
Apart from his primary profession, DrazenPekusic also likes painting, and since 2010 he has been actively present on the Belgrade and Serbian art scene, with more than 20 collective and nine solo exhibitions. Much of his inspiration is derived from Jewish sources and Judaism, and therefore most of his work is precisely the abundance of this symbolism and the background story. He expresses himself similarly as a columnist, writing for several electronic and print media covering topics from Jewry as well as wider art, but also from scientific circles (physics, mathematics, etc.).
All his works are collected as part of an independent project, based on the study of Jewish tradition, Judaism, and Kabbala.
He is active within the Jewish Community of Belgrade, and successfully finished the Minyanim leadership training, a month-long educational program organized by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, about Modern European Mysticism and Psychological Thought.
Drazen is a volunteer of NGO Haver Serbia, in charge of developing and maintaining our website.
In charge of designing promotional, educational, and other materials for our organization.