In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Hayim Herring, author of the new book, Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide.
About the Guest
A relationship-builder who works across accepted categories and definitions to create a “third,” better, inclusive way, Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. is an empathetic listener and transparent leader. Hayim is known to be mission-focused and able to imagine and actualize new business opportunities and organizational partnerships.
Hayim is a published author and researcher, presenter and nonprofit organizational futurist, with a specialty in Jewish community building. 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, expert consultant for faith-based 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. Hayim received his Anticipatory Leader System certification and is expert facilitator in other strategic exploration processes including The Implications Wheel™ and T.I.P.S. (Trends, Innovations, and Paradigm Shifts) Tracking
Besides more than 60 scholarly and popular articles and studies about the contemporary American Jewish community, Hayim’s most recent publications include Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide (Rowman & Littlefield 2019) and Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World with Terri Martinson Elton (Rowman & Littlefield 2017).
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?”