• 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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September 21, 2014 (All day)

Join the sisters of AEPhi for their annual Yogaphied event to raise the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and breast cancer awareness. There will be a certified yoga instructor to guide participants through the practice. Friends, both boys and girls are welcome! This session is for all

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September 26, 2014 (All day)

AEPhi and Hillel at Virginia Commonwealth University are hosting a Sharsheret Teal Shabbat in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at Beth Ahaba Temple in Richmond. They will be decorating the room in teal, wearing the color teal and offering teal challah in effort to raise awareness about

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September 30, 2014

Join Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization for a question & answer discussion on “Easy Tips for Eating Right During/After Cancer” with Alexander Rothwell, RD, at their monthly friendship gathering for women who are in treatment or have been in treatment for cancer.  RSVP to Shlomis at (718)

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REGISTER NOW for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Central Park 5-Mile Walk.  Please note there is no registration fee and fundraising is not required.  Meet Team Sharsheret at 8:00 am in

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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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A diagnosis of ovarian cancer earlier this year was a life changing event.  Fear, anxiety, sadness, body image issues, and short and long term effects of chemotherapy, only begin to touch on the myriad of worries which confronted me.  Still, one of the most difficult things to deal with   More »

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