Hi, I'm Rabbi Yaakov Lieder.
For over 40 years, I have been coaching and educating parents on how to bring out the best in their children and maintain a harmonious family environment.
Today’s generation of teenagers are faced with unprecedented challenges and are often going through things we, their parents can’t even comprehend. Through my years of experience as a principal and as a father of 14 children, I have found a way to teach families how to resolve conflict, connect on a deeper level and communicate effectively.
Through the teachings of the Rebbe with his core value of tremendous Ahavas Yisroel and love, we hope to be able to transform families and leave a legacy of peace, love and shared values for generations to come. I have been able to help countless families throughout the years and I would love to help you too.
I invite you to partake in our online coaching program, read our book, enjoy our free resources or take advantage of a free consulting session to get started on your journey. I look forward to meeting you.
Rabbi Lieder is an author
Rabbi Lieder has written 14 Kids, No Theories, a book of 138 articles dealing with practical advice on marriage and parenting.
He has also published 2 CDs titled ‘Serious humour’. One deals with love and marriage and the other provides guidelines for effective communication. Yaakov Lieder’s writings have also been published in numerous international magazines as well as on various websites. His articles have been used as learning texts by the Jewish Learning Institute of America.
Rabbi Lieder is an international public speaker
Yaakov Lieder has gained a reputation as a motivational speaker on topics such as parenting, personal development, teaching and relationships, as well as on the relevance of ancient traditions for the modern world. Yaakov Lieder has a unique speaking style. He uses laughter as a way of engaging audiences so they can absorb his life messages. He uses the motto, ‘Take life seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.’
He has had speaking engagements in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Israel, Argentina, South Africa and the United States.
Rabbi Lieder is a family man
Apart from his educational work, Yaakov Lieder is the definitive family man. He and his wife, Toby, have been blessed by G-d with fourteen children, ranging in age from 41 to 23, and 31 grandchildren.
The Australian Jewish News has quoted him as saying: ‘Before I got married, I had 14 theories on bringing up children. Now, I have 14 children and no theories.’ This, however, did not prevent him from establishing the Jewish Children’s Support Centre in 1995 and the Jewish Family Centre in 2003. The aim of both these institutions is to provide support to families struggling with relationships and child-rearing issues.
‘I do not claim to know it all,’ says Yaakov Lieder. ‘In fact, my wife and I are also dealing on a day-to-day basis with the challenges of raising our own family. There is a saying that if you want to double your success rate, double your failure rate! To my mind, however, no experience is a failure; each is a lesson from which we can learn.’
Rabbi Yaakov Lieder was born in Israel and received his education in Israel and the United States. For the past 45 years, Rabbi Lieder has held a variety of positions in education.
- 1974–75: Youth Director, Kfar Chabad, Israel
- 1976–81: Full-time teacher, Ohoeli Torah, New York
- 1982–95: Director of Jewish studies, Yeshiva College, Sydney
- 1995– : Founder and Managing Director, Jewish Children’s Support Centre
- 1996–2002: Director, Yeshiva Centre, Sydney (enrolments, special education and fundraising)
- 2003– : Founder and Managing Director, Jewish Family Centre, Sydney
- 2003–08: Founder and Managing Director, Chabad Sydney Seminary for Advanced Jewish Education for young women
- 2008–13: Writer of family issue articles for The Australian Jewish News and Chabad.org
- 2015–19: Educational Director, Cheder Levi Yitzchak, Melbourne
- 2019– : Creator and teacher of educational programmes on positive and effective parenting
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