Jay Deitcher is a stay-at-home dad, 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 parenting, family, mental health, Judaism, and being a haggle master has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, The Cut, The Forward, Tablet, Longreads, and The Lily, and his work has been spotlighted on the BBC.
Jay earned his MFA from Stony Brook University’s Creative Writing and Literature program, and he’s received fellowships/scholarships from the Indiana University Writers’ Conference and the New York State Writers Institute. He was a member of the 2021 Tin House Winter Workshop and 2021 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.
The son of a wallpaper salesman, two generations off the boat, he lives in Albany, NY with his wife and two babies (one’s toddler sized, but still a baby). He teaches at Mifgash Hebrew High School.