Jay Deitcher is a writer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade experience as a therapist for children with behavioral and special educational needs. His writing about inherited trauma, anti-Semitism, racism, sexual assault, and mental illness has appeared in The Washington Post, Tablet, Longreads, and The Lily, and his work has been spotlighted on the BBC.
Jay is an MFA candidate in the Stony Brook Creative Writing and Literature program, set to graduate in May, and received fellowships/scholarships from the Indiana University Writers’ Conference and the New York State Writers Institute.
The son of a wallpaper salesman, two generations off the boat, he lives in Albany, NY with his wife and baby boy. He teaches at Mifgash Hebrew High School.
Finalist 2019 Slice Literary Conference Bridging the Gap award
Finalist 2017 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Things Jay thinks are cool: YungManny, Broad City, Larry David, and fluffy dogs.
Things Jay thinks are uncool: Throwing axes.