Maya Cimeša Samokovlija - World Jewish Congress

Maya Cimeša Samokovlija

Executive Director Community Relations, WJC Representative in South - Eastern Europe

Maya was born in former Yugoslavia and now lives in Zagreb, Croatia. She studied Judaism and Education in Israel and later Education and Pedagogy at the University of Education in Zagreb. She has a wide background in Jewish formal and informal education.

Her field of expertise is development of educational programs for Jewish youth coming from different Jewish communities worldwide. Since the opening, she was a member of the team that developed and established the only Jewish Elementary School in Zagreb.   

Maya joined WJC Security Department in February 2017 and became desk officer for Eastern Europe and EuroAsia in March 2018, Director of Community Relations in 2019 and Executive Director, Community Relations in 2022.