Centre for Continuing Education

Esty Gutnick


Mrs Esty Gutnick completed her teaching degree and in 1980 graduated Beth Rivkah Teachers Seminary in Brooklyn, New York. She taught primary school-aged children until 1982. At this point, together with her husband she migrated to Australia, to assume the position of Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Strathfield Synagogue. Upon arrival, Esty taught primary aged students and concurrently assumed the role of director of a Sunday school program, in Strathfield Synagogue. Following this, Esty taught high school students, teaching a variety of subjects within the philosophy of Jewish Studies producing curriculum workbooks for both Primary and High School Jewish Studies and was actively involved in teacher training. Throughout her years in Australia, she has conducted private learning classes for text based advanced Jewish learning. Esty has been a Melton facilitator since 1999.