Raised in a secular Jewish family in Baltimore, Rabbi Heyn underwent several transformative spiritual experiences before returning to and embracing his Jewish roots. He earned his BA in History and Hebrew Studies from the University of Wisconsin and his MA and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He also completed his clinical education and training in pastoral care (CPE) through leading institutions such as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Rabbi Tom has served both urban and rural communities (most recently in Brattleboro, Vermont) as a congregational rabbi, Jewish educator, hospice chaplain, professional musician and spiritual guide. He has made a lasting impression on thousands of individuals and families, mostly through his authentic way of “being-in-the-world.” He has officiated at hundreds of simchas and lifecycle events, and has engaged and inspired fellow seekers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, through songs, stories, sermons and scholarship.
Rabbi Tom engages in prayer, meditation and other forms of Jewish spiritual practice on a daily basis. He has met and studied with scores of remarkable teachers, rabbis and scholars from whom he has grown personally and has imparted their wisdom to others. Instead of writing yet another book on spirituality, transpersonal psychology or integral theory, he emphasizes the imperative to transform the world by applying these principles in our lives.
Rabbi Tom is the proud father of three grown sons.
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