Rabbi Guttenberg comes to Hebrew Academy from Silicon Valley, California where he previously served as the Head of School at South Peninsula Hebrew Day School (SPHDS). He moved to Miami with his wife, Dina, and their four children. Rabbi Guttenberg has utilized his strong educational background, leadership and organizational skills to successfully oversee the financial, administrative and educational components of SPHDS. During his time at the school, Rabbi Guttenberg was instrumental in the school’s revival, which included targeted fundraising, a formal marketing strategy, increased community involvement, advancement in education, technology and creative programming. These efforts yielded an uptick in annual fundraising revenue by 2-3 times the school’s previous annual average, increased enrollment and retention, and a more positive school culture environment.
Rabbi Guttenberg grew up in the vibrant and diverse Baltimore Jewish community. He attended the local Jewish day school, Talmudical Academy, played on its high school basketball team and was involved in various youth and communal organizations such as Bnei Akiva, NCSY, and YACHAD. After high school, he attended a two year program in Israel at Yeshivat Sha'alvim, a preeminent Zionist Hesder Yeshiva. After Israel, Rabbi Guttenberg attended Yeshiva University in New York City where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology while interning during the summers at Johns Hopkins Hospital Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He continued his education at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration where he received his Master’s Degree while simultaneously completing his rabbinic training at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. After several years in Jewish communal leadership positions, Rabbi Guttenberg recognized the importance of employing sophisticated management and business administration models to better serve the needs of the Jewish community, which is why he went on to earn an MBA with a specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Additionally, Rabbi Guttenberg completed certificate programs at Teachers College of Columbia University in Strategic Agility in Practice: Value Innovation for Academic Differentiation, Harvard Graduate School of Education in The Principals’ Center - Leadership: An Evolving Vision, Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future in Rabbinic Marriage Counseling, and Machon Puah Institute.