Hayim’s business model assures excellence in quality and cost sensitivity for clients. As a veteran professional in the Jewish community and a national thought leader, Hayim is well networked with emerging and established experts in various fields. Hayim problem solves with some of the following thought partners and will use them with clients when they can benefit from complementary expertise.
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D., is an author, presenter and nonprofit organizational futurist, with a specialty in Jewish community. A former congregational rabbi, senior federation executive and executive director at a national Jewish foundation, Hayim is uniquely suited to bring outside perspective and research, coupled with real-world experience, to inspire organizations to achieve their greatest impact. Hayim believes that leadership is fundamentally about creating a preferable future by understanding risks, but focusing energy on significant possibilities.
Hayim also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Management. He has built a reputation as an organizational visionary, entrepreneur and expert consultant for congregations, Jewish organizations and other socially responsible non-profit organizations. Hayim’s areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, organizational foresight, and new methods in strategic planning. Hayim works with nonprofits to cultivate leaders who can translate their organization’s relevance to new generations and better engage individuals in the work that they do.
In addition to over 40 scholarly and popular articles and studies about the contemporary American Jewish community, Hayim’s most recent publications include a book about leadership, synagogues and the broader American Jewish community, titled Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life (Alban Institute 2012), and a companion action guide for use with boards and committees titled, Tomorrow’sSynagogue Today. A Guide for Reflection and Action (UJA-Federation of New York and Alban Institute 2013); and, Keeping the Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation about Rabbinical Education, co-authored with Ellie Roscher (Avenida Books, December 2014), an anthology of essays from rabbis, lay people and academics across the denominational spectrum, critically exploring the question, “What goes into the making of a 21st Century Rabbinical Leader?”
In addition to over 50 scholarly and popular articles and studies about the contemporary American Jewish community, Hayim’s most recent publications include Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World with Terri Martinson Elton (Rowman & Littlefield 2016). He has also published a book about leadership, synagogues and the broader American Jewish community, titled Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life (Alban Institute 2012), and a companion action guide for use with boards and committees titled, Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today. A Guide for Reflection and Action (UJA-Federation of New York and Alban Institute 2013). Hayim published Keeping the Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation about Rabbinical Education, co-authored with Ellie Roscher (Avenida Books, December 2014), an anthology of essays from rabbis, lay people and academics across the denominational spectrum, critically exploring the question, “What goes into the making of a 21st Century Rabbinical Leader?”
Theory and practice, hands-on experience and perspective, listening and learning, faith and fun—Hayim is happy to help your congregation or organization.
Sheridan Zuther joined Herring Consulting Network in February 2012 after touring the U.S. and Canada 7 years as a performer with nationally-acclaimed vocal jazz quintet Five By Design, performing with over 70 symphony orchestras and on the stages of 350+ performing art centers. She was also Five By Design’s Operations Manager, which honed skills that helps her produce large-scale musicals and private events in the Twin Cities since 2007. Prior to working on the road, she learned about marketing as an Account Coordinator with Campbell Mithun Advertising for 5 years while performing at venues such as the Ordway Center, the Guthrie, and Park Square Theater. She still performs locally with Five By Design as well as her own jazz/swing and opera gigs in the Cities. She teaches private voice lessons, along with music clinics and master classes in high schools, colleges, and summer camps around the country. Sheridan received her B.M. Vocal Performance-Opera from the Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music. As Executive Assistant, Sheridan is very happy to be working with Rabbi Herring and the wonderful people involved with HayimHerring.com!
Rabbi Jason Miller serves as a technology adviser for Hayim Herring. An ordained rabbi, Jason is president of Access Computer Technology, based in Detroit, and is a contributing writer to Time.com, Huffington Post, JTA, The Jewish Week, the Forward and MyJewishLearning.com. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason was ranked #9 on a list of the top 20 Twitter users in the Jewish world and won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce. He was presented with a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program during Social Media Week 2012 in New York City. Rabbi Jason has made a name for himself as an entrepreneurial rabbi and a social media expert whose personal blog has been viewed by over 2.5 million. He’s a sought-after speaker on the intersection of new technology with Jewish life and The Detroit Free Press called him “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader” and the Huffington Post and JTA has continuously ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world. He writes the “Jewish Techs” blog and the monthly “Jews in the Digital Age” column for the Detroit Jewish News. Jason created several Web based projects including PopJewish.com and TorahDaily.com. Websites: http://www.accesscomptech.com | http://www.rabbijason.com
Pineapple RM is a reputation management agency that nurtures and harvests positive, valuable brand reputations for a wide spectrum of clients. Rose McKinney, founder and CEO, has led campaigns for myriad organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial ventures and non-profits to international conglomerates. Our team focuses on branding, implementing communications programs, and managing issues and preparing for the challenges that accompany crisis. We are PR counselors, copywriters, art directors, and brand strategists with insight, perspective, wisdom and future-forward thinking who welcome your communication challenges and opportunities. Our “always fresh, never canned” approach helps create meaningful connections with all of your stakeholders including employees, customers, members, media and more.
James W. Schreier, Ph.D., SPHR is a management consultant specializing in management and leadership training, organizational development, strategic exploration and planning, and organizational culture assessment and change. Dr. Schreier is the Director of Training for Joel Barker’s Strategic Exploration Tools. Schreier is a Master Facilitator Trainer for the Implications Wheel® and Strategy Matrix® Strategic Exploration Tools. He has worked closely with Joel Barker, developing new applications for the tools, including the Vision Album and T.I.P.S. Tracking. He has facilitated major strategic exploration using the Implications Wheel for the City of Prior Lake, Hurricane Katrina, the World Future Society, and the YMCA International Youth Leadership Conference. He has been involved in major projects with a financial institution and a law enforcement agency, implementing performance-based hiring solutions for several specific positions, with an entertainment organization, implementing an organizational culture assessment and change process, a major management training program, and a guest service training program. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Human Resources, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Education, all from Marquette University. He is lifetime certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management.