• Your
    Jewish
    Community
    Facing
    Breast Cancer
  • Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

    Learn how we can help

  • When facing cancer, it makes a world of difference to connect with someone who shares your experience as well as your values and culture.

    Find resources for women at every age

  • You might wonder what comes next for you and your loved one. We can help you navigate your concerns about fertility, intimacy, and facing cancer together.

    Learn how we can help

  • A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. We offer help for partners, children, parents, and friends.

    Learn how we can help

  • One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a BRCA gene mutation, nearly 10 times the rate of the general population. Working with health care professionals, we help you develop local cancer programs.

    Find resources for you and your patients

  • Breast cancer is not a Jewish woman's issue. It's a Jewish community issue.

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February 10, 2016

Lead or join a Sharsheret Pink Day initiative at your school and on social media with hundreds of students nationwide!
Help raise awareness about breast cancer and Sharsheret’s vital programs. Take this opportunity to educate your peers, students, and friends that Ashkenazi Jews are at 10x

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Greenville, SC
February 10, 2016

Greenville Jewish Federation in collaboration with Hillel and the Biology Department at Furman University will show the film Decoding Annie Parker staring Helen Hunt. The evening will focus on cancer genetics and highlight Sharsheret and its role in the Jewish community. Following the film there

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Orlando, FL
February 10, 2016

The sisters of AEPhi will be raising awareness about breast cancer in the student union on Sharsheret Pink Day. Stop by their table to learn more about Sharsheret and the importance of learning your family cancer history.

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Get Involved

Join communities across the country hosting Sharsheret Teal/Pink Shabbat® education and awareness programs in local synagogues, Jewish centers, and private homes. Want to learn more? Click here

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Host Sharsheret Pink Day on February 10, 2016 in your school to raise breast cancer awareness and Sharsheret’s vital programs and services. You can make a difference!

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Join thousands of other young adults across the country who are leading and participating in meaningful Sharsheret activities. Help us support young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer

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Sheila Solomon, MS, CGC is a Certified Genetic Counselor focusing in clinical cancer genetics for the past 15 years. In addition to her work as Sharsheret’s Program Coordinator, she is employed by GeneDx, Inc., a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories. Sheila is pleased to answer your questions   More »

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"When my mother was fighting her battle with breast cancer, Sharsheret was the first place we turned. The women there are sure proof of the power of ordinary people. No question, they helped my entire family through an incredibly difficult time."