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Chaim Walder is an author of literature for children, adolescents, and adults.
He is also an educational counselor and manager of the Center for the Child and Family operated by the Bnei Brak municipality.
Walder was born in Haifa in 1969. He attended Yeshivat Kol Torah and Knesses Chizkiyahu before getting married and serving in the Israeli army as a soldier-teacher.
After his discharge he continued to work as an educator and also embarked on a writing career.
Since 1990, Walder has been a regular columnist for the Yated Ne’eman, writing about social issues. He also hosts a popular radio talk show. He heads the Center for the Child and Family, run by the Bnei Brak municipality, and is a certified educational counselor working with children who have suffered trauma and abuse. In 2003, he received the Magen LeYeled (Defender of the Child) award from the Israel National Council for the Child.