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Testimonials

 

Hayim Herring was named as one of the Top 10 Jewish Twitter Users in 2014 from ShalomLife.com

 

“Hayim started out as a consultant and became a trusted friend. He was able to listen without passing judgement, and help me and my congregation gain a greater understanding of our mission and vision. If you are interesting in learning about what the synagogue of the next century will look like, I recommend you speak with Hayim.”

– Rabbi Steven Abraham, Beth El Synagogue, Omaha, NE


“Hayim’s visit energized our synagogue’s quest for excellence. His session on volunteer engagement stimulated conversation, sparked ideas, and has already resulted in many sacred connections with our membership. Thank you, Hayim!”

– Rabbi Ranon Teller, Congregation Brith Shalom


“Hayim Herring is talking about the issues that all of us who care for the Jewish future need to be talking about. He gives us a language and a methodology to begin to address the crucial questions that all of us are facing.”

– Rabbi David Glanzberg-Kranin, Raymond and Ruth Perelman Senior Rabbinic Chair, Beth Shalom Congregation


“This past December we were very fortunate to have Rabbi Hayim Herring serve as a scholar in residence for the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish Community. While in Detroit, Hayim had the opportunity to share his wisdom and vision for 21st century congregations over several learning sessions with our Michigan Board of Rabbis, congregational presidents and lay leaders, Federation lay leaders and staff, and congregational school directors of education. Our leadership was intrigued with Hayim’s ideas for how to move congregations from operating like closed organizations to functioning more as open platforms. As our leadership struggle with the challenges (and opportunities) facing our rapidly changing Jewish community, it was a wonderful treat to learn with Hayim and gain new insights into how to create vibrant congregations. Hayim proved himself to be a masterful educator and visionary leader for congregational change.”

– Jeffrey Lasday, Director, Alliance for Jewish Education, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Detroit, MI


“Yesterday’s session with you was a ‘high’ point for us and I want to again thank you so very much for making it possible for us to bring you in. Your learning, observations and wisdom combined with insight and very articulate, caring and well crafted presentation are an extraordinary combination, Hayim. I hope more synagogues will realize how much you can be of help.”

– Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, Congregation Kehillah of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ


“Rabbi Herring gained the trust of our leadership and helped us kick off our transformative “Joshua Project.” His wise teaching allowed us to understand the context of synagogue change, focused our goals, and encouraged our staff to grow and evolve.”

– Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein, University Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA


“Hayim Herring inspires synagogue leaders (both lay and professional) to rethink the status quo. Hayim’s masterful facilitation skills combined with his courage to ask respectful yet difficult questions make him a valuable change agent both in person and via his latest book, Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today.”

– Lisa Harris Glass, Director, Synagogue Leadership Initiative & Jewish Educational Services, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Paramus, NJ


“Hayim is an applied visionary. He blends his knowledge of the Jewish and business worlds with practical wisdom, and has helped us to think more about who we are and what we do in fundamentally different ways. I trust that he always has our best interests in mind.”

– Howard Tevlowitz, Executive Director, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL


“If you’re looking for someone with energy, passion, vision and creativity, Rabbi Herring should be at the top of your list.”

– Sanford Cardin, President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation


“If there is someone more knowledgeable, more insightful, more prophetic about the needs and trends within the American Jewish community today, I have yet to meet him. Hayim is a great teacher, an excellent motivator, a wise and caring leader. My Board both loved and learned from him.”

– Rabbi Terry Bookman, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, FL


“Hayim’s quality of work is always exceptional. His attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and ability to communicate big ideas in accessible and powerful language makes him a delight to work with. He knows what’s important, and is able to cut through the noise to focus on the heart of an issue. His wisdom, warmth, experience, creative thinking and broad networks are important and valuable assets that he brings to every project.”

– Lisa Colton, Founder and President, Darim Online


“As a scholar in residence, Hayim delivered insightful presentations about the changing nature of the Jewish community, the future of Conservative Judaism, and the challenging potential of new social media. His presentations were passionate and thoughtful; and his delightful personality sparked some very interesting discussions. Anyone who is looking for scholars who can offer timely analysis of the community along with practical ideas for strengthening the congregation should certainly consider Hayim as a top choice.”

– Rabbi Mickey Safra, B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD


“Hayim’s dedication and vision are matched by the energy and passion he brings to his work. He is constantly looking for new and promising ways to connect people with their causes, which he practices with seriousness and tremendous attention to detail. Hayim governs his working life with a unique warmth and kindness that make him a pleasure to work with and an honor to know.”
-Monique Cuvelier, C.E.O., Talance


“Hayim is an applied visionary. He blends his knowledge of the Jewish and business worlds with practical wisdom, and has helped us to think more about who we are and what we do in fundamentally different ways. I trust that he always has our best interests in mind.”

-Howard Tevlowitz, Executive Director, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee


“Rabbi Hayim Herring is one of the most incisive and important thinkers we have on matters relating to the shape and scope of the contemporary synagogue. Coupling an unblinking understanding of Jewish congregations with a rigorous analysis of the realities of our day, Rabbi Herring offers real time solutions to the challenges facing our most sacred institution. I never fail to learn from his penetrating analysis and my rabbinate is the better for his proscriptive encouragements. Would that our community had more creative thinkers of his caliber!”

-Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Senior Rabbi, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA


“I have had the benefit of reading Rabbi Herrings work over the years and most recently working with him to host a collaboration workshop for participants in UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Joshua Institute for Jewish Communal Leadership. Rabbi Herring is thoughtful, collaborative, strategic, engaging and inspiring. His practical insights and vast experience helps to strengthen Jewish communal institutions in the 21st century.”

-Robin Gofine | VP, Strategic Community Planning & Engagement, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto


“After learning from Hayim Herring in the STAR Foundation’s PEER fellowship I made sure to invite him to serve as a guest speaker in my former congregation’s “Visions of the Jewish Future” series. Hayim was illuminating, entertaining and insightful. He shaped a discussion on envisioning what can take place in the synagogue of the 21st century that lasted for a long time after his session concluded. Hayim continues to serve as a mentor, role model and motivator for me in my personal and professional life.”

Rabbi Jason Miller, Educator, Entrepreneur, Social Media Expert and Blogger; President of Access Computer Technology

 
 
 

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