Haim was born in Manchester, England, and is a seventh generation Reform Jew, but first generation rabbi. He was ordained from the Israeli Rabbinical program of HUC-JIR at the Jerusalem Campus, where he also studied in the Israeli Education program of the college. He is married to Deborah with two children, Aviv and Eden. He has served as a rabbi in Jewish communities in Israel and the UK, and has taught in Educational frameworks in Israel, Europe, America and around the World. He is responsible for all recruitment and admissions efforts in Israel for the College-Institute, in charge of the College's partnership with Kesher Birthright, and outreach to all MASA programs.