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Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.
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Rabbi Hayim Herring helps to prepare today’s leaders for tomorrow’s organizations. He has served as senior rabbi of a major congregation and executive of a prominent national Jewish foundation (STAR: Synagogues Transformation and Renewal). Hayim, who also holds a doctorate in business, is a noted author, entrepreneur and organizational futurist. He is the author of "Tomorrow's Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life."

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Entries by Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

A Tale of Two Pictures: Before and After an Iron Dome Alert

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:47 PM

(This post is about my recent 3 week visit to Israel, where I spent most of my time in Jerusalem.)

Words just don't cut it when describing what it's like to be caught outdoors when an incoming missile alert siren sounds. Especially the part that news reporters don't record--the ten...

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Pew Study's Portrait of Jewish Americans Paints Troubling Landscape

(15) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 10:28 AM

One of Dr. Arnie Eisen's first big ideas as Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary was "The Mitzvah Initiative." The most recent Statement of Principles of the Reform Movement encourages individuals to reexamine the role of mitzvah ("sacred obligations"). And, who knows how much Chabad has...

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Don't Mistake Old for Obsolete

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 12:14 PM

Certain words can evoke powerful emotionally biased images, but our mental perceptions of these words are often far from their realities. For example, not long ago, we thought of people with special needs as "disabled," thereby justifying how we maintained barriers that distanced ourselves from them. Labeling people as "disabled"...

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'Never Again' Depends On How You Define 'Never Again'

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 3:26 PM

A few weeks ago, in Israel and other Jewish communities around the world, some Jews and a smaller number of Christians observed Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah). For more than two years, we've been global witnesses to the Assad regime's systematic killing of segments of its own population. In the...

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Do Synagogue Movements Know What They Really Sell?

(14) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 2:51 PM

I recently read an article ("The Only Thing Apple Really Sells") that made me think about what it is that synagogue movements really sell. The gist of the article is that Apple does not sell hardware, software or cloud-based solutions. Rather, Apple sells an ecosystem. Their products and services...

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