Rabbi Ben Herman is the Senior Rabbi at Bet Shira Congregation in Miami, Florida. Previously he served as the Senior Rabbi at the Jericho Jewish Center where he instituted initiatives such as Friday Night Live, a student-led musical service, Shabbat on the Beach, and the United Synagogue Schechter Award winning Hiking and Halacha. He also served as Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Anshei Israel, where he grew the Religious School, doubled the attendance of families at Shabbat dinners and created a new, innovative format for teaching B’nai Mitzvah students.
At Bet Shira Congregation, Rabbi Herman’s focus is growing the membership through relational Judaism, including creating Havurot, implementing engaging programming and enhancing the Social Action and Young Family programs at Bet Shira.
Rabbi Herman earned a Bachelors Degree in History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies with Comprehensive Honors in 2005 and received Rabbinic Ordination with a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2011. Rabbi Herman married Karina in June 2014, and the two of them are very excited to be Miamians. They welcomed daughters Ariela Shira in February 2016 and Leora Rose in December 2018.