• 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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May 4, 2014

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Sharsheret will welcome 600 guests to our 12th Anniversary Benefit, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe honoring the women and men, family members, and friends who have touched the lives of breast cancer survivors.  

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May 7, 2014

Join Sharsheret for a free national teleconference featuring Dr. Ann Partridge, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Founder and Director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. The teleconference will address the long term impacts of breast cancer treatment.

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May 9, 2014 (All day)

What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer? Hear from Sharsheret’s Director of Clinical Support, Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, as she educates Princeton Baptist Medical Center staff about the unique issues that impact young Jewish women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, how the staff

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Get Involved

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Sharsheret will welcome 600 guests to our 12th Anniversary Benefit, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe honoring the women and men, family members, and friends who have touched the lives of breast cancer survivors.   Join us as Sharsheret recognizes

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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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Share your experience with those newly diagnosed or facing the risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer by becoming a Sharsheret “Link”, a peer supporter. Whether you are a recent survivor or a survivor of many years, or have a strong family history of cancer, enjoy the rewarding experience of supporting other women across the country. Our confidential “Links” connect

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As all great adventures do, this one started on Facebook and a post by Rochelle Shoretz, the Founder of Sharsheret, about running the NYC Half Marathon. In an instant, when some of the best decisions are made, I hopped on the band wagon and said, “I should run in honor of my 40th birthday.” And   More »

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Hear Our Voices

"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."