Dr. Cheryl Gutmann is chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).
Dr. Gutmann is a past president of Temple Sholom of Chicago and continues to serve on its Board of Directors and on many synagogue committees, including Social Action, which she chaired for several years. She is a founder and coordinator of Temple Sholom's Monday Meal Mitzvah program, a weekly soup kitchen that serves a hot dinner to 60 guests at each meal, and she co-chairs Temple Sholom's Just Congregations initiative. She also currently serves on the board of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago.
Having received her M.D. from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Gutmann completed her residency in Psychiatry. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Health Care Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University and spent several years as Assistant Dean of Rush Medical College. Cheryl and her husband have been married for 40 years, and they are the proud parents of three wonderful daughters and a golden retriever.