About Me

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 PostTabletLongreads, and The Lily, and his work has been spotlighted on the BBC.

Jay received a merit scholarship to the 2017 New York State Summer Writers Institute, was chosen for the New York State Writers Institute’s 2018 Spring Workshop, and was a Herman B. Wells Scholar at the 2018 Indiana University Writers’ Conference. He’s an MFA candidate in the Stony Brook Creative Writing and Literature program.

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.

Honors:

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.