Nishei includes personal and profound art and writing from more than a dozen Jewish women in Florida, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Los Angeles, Seattle, Hawaii, and Israel. 

Some of us are baalei teshuva — women who grew up secular and returned to Torah Judaism. Some are gerim — Jews by choice. Some are Hassidic, Litvish, Modern Orthodox, Chabad, or new to uncovering the beauty of Judaism.

We span the vast spectrum of observance, and together we have created a beautiful, one-of-a-kind publication with meaningful, thought-provoking and inspiring content. The seven editions of Nishei we have created so far are filled with stories of women working to create within themselves a home for Hashem, bringing holiness into the world.

Our editors:

image-1Editorial Director and Founder Mindy Rubenstein, originally from the Tampa Bay area of Florida, lived in Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland, before coming back to the Sunshine State two years ago. She earned a bachelor’s in business and writing from the University of Florida, a master’s in journalism from the University of South Florida, and has worked as a journalist and editor for two decades, including for Chabad.org, the Atlanta Jewish Times, the Tampa Bay Times, and other publications. She founded Nishei in 2015 in Atlanta while homeschooling her oldest daughter. Mindy and her husband have four children and now call Jacksonville home.

Managing Editor Michele Asa, originally from South Africa, lives in the Toco Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. She works as a family nurse practitioner and has almost completed certification as a functional nutritionist practitioner. An avid reader, Michele and her husband, Rabbi Ariel Asa, have four children and multiple grandchildren.

Assistant Editor Shaindy Perl lives in Monsey, New York. A published author and editor of nearly a dozen books, she is also a certified coach and relationship workshop leader. She is passionate about personal growth and loves to visit places of natural beauty. She is a mom of six. For more information about Shaindy’s books, visit www.ShaindyPerl.com.

Editorial Advisor Rena Schochet, born in Baltimore, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. A professional speaker, writer, and coach, she is also leader of the local CORE group, which empowers women to connect and grow. She is passionate about learning Torah and teaching what she learns to others. She is very proud of her three sons and multiple grandchildren.

Click here to learn more about our writers and artists.

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Tree of Life – Words of Torah and articles about Jewish holidays 

Connections – Practical and spiritual advice on marriage and parenting from certified relationship coaches and therapists 

Kosher Cooking – Tips and recipes from a registered and licensed dietician/nutritionist 

Home & Garden – Tips and ideas for growing food from a master horticulturist, as well as home-organization and time-management advice from a professional organizer 

Perspectives – Inspiring, real-life stories shared by women, from a kosher backpacker to corporate professional, as well as poetry and creative writing

Educational Insights – Out-of-the-box ideas and articles, including homeschool and Jewish educational insights from teachers and administrators 

Health & Healing – from chronic illness to alternative therapies, various women share their healing journeys. 

Creative Souls – Professional dancers, artists and musicians discuss and share their G-d-given talents and passions. 

Book Club – Reviews and recommendations on inspiring books for women who want to learn and grow in their Judaism 

Cover Art – The front and back covers of each edition spotlight the work of professional and up-and-coming female Jewish artists

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To submit an article, essay, poem, artwork or photography for potential publication online or in print, please email editor@nishei.org.

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