Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, died Sunday at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was 42. The cause of death was complications from breast cancer.
What are the unique concerns of Jewish women facing breast cancer? Rachel shares her personal story and tells how she found strength in the Jewish community after having been diagnosed with the life-threatening illness. The video was produced by Sharsheret, an organization that creates a space of mutual support among women, families and communities facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Fall fashion may be drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: yeshiva girls.
The genetic mutations that greatly increase a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer — mutations that are common among Ashkenazi Jewish women — also put her at high risk for ovarian cancer. So it makes sense that Sharsheret, which, since 2001, has been offering free support services to young Jewish women living with (or at high risk for) breast cancer, will be expanding to provide for women with ovarian cancer and those predisposed to the disease.