Gail Halpert: Finding Light in the Darkness

By Mindy Rubenstein Gail Halpert takes daily walks around her tree-lined Mandarin neighborhood, sometimes a mile or longer. She dresses beautifully, puts on her necklace and earrings, and carefully does her hair.  She loves to cook, especially things like hearty soup and other favorites from her childhood in Romania, where her family grew fruits and … Continue reading Gail Halpert: Finding Light in the Darkness

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