• 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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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July 8, 2015

Join us for new information about breast density in young women, BRCA+ and high risk screening options, and monitoring for breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivors. We will be hearing from Dr. Lisa Weinstock, diagnostic radiologist, and Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, gynecologic oncologist, for cancer

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Chicago, IL
July 8, 2015

Join the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign and Sharsheret for a free lecture on “What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer.” Hear from medical oncologist, Dr. Dennis Citrin as he discusses common myths surrounding breast cancer, how to prevent and protect, and signs and symptoms. This event is for

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Toledo, OH
July 15, 2015

What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer? Hear from Sharsheret’s Director of Navigation and Support, Shera Dubitsky, as she educates the staff of Mercy Hospital about the unique issues that impact young Jewish women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, how the staff can help, and

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(1972-2015)

We are deeply saddened to share that Sharsheret's Executive Director, Rochelle Shoretz (A"H), passed away of complications from breast cancer, a disease for which she created a community of support for thousands. We at Sharsheret have lost our Founder, our leader, our mentor. The Jewish world and the cancer world have lost a true champion of women and their families. Rochelle’s legacy is her children and an incredible organization that only she could have built. Her passion and drive will forever remain the foundation of Sharsheret

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Before I begin, I would like to say a few things to Rochie – I want to ask for mechila (forgiveness) for anything I may have done and said. I would also like to share my immense gratitude for everything you have taught me and shared with me these past 13 years and, finally, I want to reaffirm what   More »

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