Sharsheret’s Mission: Support, Education, Information
Sharsheret’s model of online and telephone-based programming enables us to continue to serve our community and to meet the recent increase in demand for our life changing and lifesaving services. We provide much needed emotional support, mental health counseling, critical education, and financial subsidies. Sharsheret cultivates community by bringing together women, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals and others through national webinars offering expert medical information, healthy living opportunities, and Jewish spirituality experiences for thousands of Jewish women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer in our communities.
Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach.
While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
Sharsheret recognizes and embraces the full spectrum of diversity within our communities. Sharsheret’s leadership, staff and volunteers invite all voices to be heard, and treat respectfully all who reach out to Sharsheret regardless of economic or social status and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or age.
Racial Justice Policy
True to Sharsheret’s Mission, we envision a future in which the highest caliber care – education and psychosocial support – is available to all women at-risk and living with breast or ovarian cancer, and in which health disparities do not exist.
- We are committed to pursuing opportunities to build an increasingly anti-racist and unbiased Sharsheret community as we:
- Allocate staff time and resources to advance diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees;
- Conduct anti-bias trainings for our professionals and lay leaders facilitated by people of color; and
- Expand our leadership teams to better reflect the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the American Jewish community at-large.
Toward these goals, Sharsheret will seek and cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations committed to diversity in the Jewish communal and cancer fields.