Leading Congregations and Nonprofit Organizations in a Connected World: Platforms, People, and Purpose

Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation on Rabbinical Education

Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life

Hayim was the first in the Jewish community to note the emergence of social networks and their importance for Jewish organizations. You can purchase “Jewish Networking: Linking People, Institutions, Community”, The Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies, 2001 from


Book Chapters

Hayim authored lead chapters in two publications:

“The Commanding Community and the Sovereign Self: Increasing Understanding Between Synagogue Dwellers and Spiritual Seekers, in Re-Envisioning the Synagogue, Hebrew College and STAR, Spring, 2005

“Synagogue Renewal in an Age of Extreme Choice: Anything, Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” in Synagogues in a Time of Change. Fragmentation and Diversity in Jewish Religious Movements, The Alban Institute in cooperation with STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal) and the National Policy Center for Jewish Studies, an affiliate of Hebrew College, 2009



Hayim has authored over fifty popular and scholarly articles.  Many of those articles can be viewed for free online at the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner.  A sample of his publications are listed below. For a full list, click on Hayim’s CV.

From “Who shall live and who shall die?” to “How to live and how to die?” Publisher: eJewishphilanthropy, September 18, 2016.

Zionism: Once Again, today’s Rorschach test for American Jews. Publisher: The Times of Israel, August 11, 2016.

“Leading in Front, Beside, and in the Middle”. Publisher: Gleanings: A Dialogue on Jewish Education. Spring 2016, Volume 3, Issue 1.

“Educating Rabbis for Jews without Borders”. Publisher: Huffington Post, May 11, 2015.

“Can Pew Help Us Renew?”. Publisher: eJewishPhilanthropy (EJP), September 18, 2014.

“Paradigm Shift for Jewish Involvement”. Publisher: The Jewish Week, September 18, 2012.

“From Courageous Conversations to Daring Decisions: More Thoughts on Collaboration”. Publisher: eJewishPhilanthropy (EJP), September 15, 2011.

“Passion Yes, Charisma, No”. Publisher: Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility, March, 2009.

Op-Ed: “Synagogues must collaborate or perish”.  Publisher: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), March 30, 2009.






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