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Chaya Spirer Leeder

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Chaya Spirer Leeder is a writer and social worker. A former actress, she currently teaches drama classes for women and children at the OU Center in Jerusalem. Mrs. Leeder obtained an MSW degree from NYU and a BA degree in film from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and children in Jerusalem.
We were enjoying a lovely life in Maryland. So what did we do? We uprooted our family and moved to Israel!
Memories of a Beloved Educator
Next to Mrs. Geisinsky's picture are the words, "My teacher once told me that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. I have yet to work a day." We will be forever grateful for the wonder and warmth that Mrs. Geisinsky instilled in...
Dealing with Temper Tantrums
I don’t give into these explosions of emotions. I’ve read the literature that says to ignore and contain the tantruming child -- which I’ve tried to follow dutifully. But to my shock, dismay and even guilt that I have not raised her well, they keep on com...
Discovering Myself from the Inside Out
Not only was I passionate about performance and creative endeavors in general, but, as I got older, I also began to delight in the recognition that it promised...
Learning Not to Judge
The park was empty save for a young woman pushing a child on our favorite swing. I could not see the child as he was blocked by the green plastic bucket seat perfect for older babies. I did, however, see the woman, and my nose crinkled...
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