Assistant Cantor Leonard Gutman
Assistant Cantor Leonard Gutman, born in Detroit, has been with Congregation Shaarey Zedek since August, 2000. Assistant Cantor Gutman received his Jewish education at Yeshiva Beth Yehudah and graduated Wayne State University in 1972 with a B.A. in History.
Assistant Cantor Gutman started attending Shaarey Zedek on Chicago Boulevard. When his family moved to Ahavas Achim, he was tapped for the Cantors’ Club and the rest is history. Assistant Cantor Gutman has had the benefit of being under the tutelage of several Chazzanim in Detroit area: Chazzanim Simon Bermanis (z’l), Max Shimansky (z’l), Chaim Najman and Meir Finkelstein as well as Rev. Joseph Baras who expertly taught him to read Torah.
Assistant Cantor Gutman leads our morning and evening services and reads Torah at minyan as well as on Shabbat and on holidays. A participant in the congregation’s life cycle events, he also helps guide our B’nai Mitzvah families and leads shiva minyans.
With his love for Judaism paramount, Assistant Cantor Gutman married his wife Sandra who shared his passion for Yiddishkeit. With six children, a son-in-law and 2 grandchildren between them, l’dor v’dor is a living concept that is shared with the Shaarey Zedek family.
To contact Assistant Cantor Gutman click here or call 248.357.5544.