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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Shuls, Jewish orgs nationwide to celebrate “Sharsheret Pink Shabbat”

Synagogues and Jewish organizations across the country will host “Sharsheret Pink Shabbat” events during October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Developed and organized by Sharsheret, a non-profit organization that provides information, comfort and hope to thousands of Jewish women who are at risk for breast cancer in the U.S., the Sharsheret Pink Shabbat program aims to bring members of the community together for a meaningful Shabbat experience, while raising awareness about the increased risk for hereditary breast cancer among Jewish women.

Events will feature pink challah baking events, breast cancer survivors sharing their stories with program participants, and Sharsheret’s free informational resources. Each community works one-on-one with Sharsheret’s staff to create an event that is tailored to the interest of their constituents.

“Breast cancer is not a Jewish woman’s issue; it’s a Jewish family issue, a Jewish community issue. Welcoming so many communities to the Sharsheret Pink Shabbat program enhances our efforts and expands Sharsheret’s reach to Jews of all backgrounds,” said Sharsheret Executive Director Elana Silber. “We are proud to lead the Jewish response to breast cancer, providing hope, strength and support for thousands of Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer.”

Upon registering to host a Sharsheret Pink Shabbat event, participating synagogues and Jewish organizations receive Sharsheret’s educational resources, exclusive pink challah recipe, pink promotional items, and information about Sharsheret’s support and education programs.

To learn more about hosting a Sharsheret Pink Shabbat in your community this October or any time throughout the year, email seagle@sharsheret.org or visit www.sharsheret.org.

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