About

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 eight 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 is completing completed certification as a functional nutritionist practitioner. Michele leads the Atlanta chapter of OJNA (Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association) and serves as co-president of Atlanta Bikur Cholim. 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.

Click here to learn more about our writers and artists.

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Sections:

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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How COVID-19 helped me settle into myself and my community

By Mindy Rubenstein There’s a Jewish saying: Meshane makom, meshane mazal. Which means, one who changes her location, changes her luck. After moving quite a few times — in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida — I have learned that this applies not just to our physical place, but also to where we find ourselves mentally, … Continue reading How COVID-19 helped me settle into myself and my community

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