Community Resources

Sharsheret partners with organizations across the country to bring ongoing breast cancer and ovarian cancer programming to your community.  Join one of our “Sharsheret Supports” programs, and connect with local women facing cancer.  For a list of local programs in your area, click here.

In addition to “Sharsheret Supports” programs, you may find it helpful to access other local resources for support during surgery, treatment, and the transition beyond treatment. The following are some guidelines for finding culturally-relevant support in your community.

  • Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies can generally provide you with individual and family counseling, group support, information and referrals, and in some cases, emergency financial assistance. To locate the number of a Jewish Family and Children’s Agency in your area, call the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies at (800) 634-7346. You can also search online for an Agency in your area at www.ajfca.org.
  • Jewish Healing Centers can provide you with spiritual support. To learn more about Jewish Healing Centers and to find one in your area, call the National Center for Jewish Healing at (212) 399-2320. You can also visit their website at www.ncjh.org/index.html.
  • Bikur Cholim organizations, providing care for the ill and infirm, often provide cancer patients with meals, transportation to and from treatment, and child care. For a state-by-state listing of Bikur Cholim organizations, visit www.shemayisrael.com/bikurcholim.htm.
  • Your local Jewish Community Center, synagogue or temple, community Rabbi, or UJA Federation may be able to provide individual and family support, as well as referrals to local resources.