Sharsheret Supports is a collaborative project of Nishmah and the national Sharsheret organization. Sharsheret – Hebrew for “chain” – is a national, not-for-profit organization that supports Jewish women, and their families, who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are anywhere along their treatment path – before, during or post treatment. Sharsheret Supports combines the spirit of Nishmah and the mission of Sharsheret to offer support in the St. Louis community to survivors and women who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, or, are at an increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant, individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals and related resources.
Sharsheret Supports – St. Louis has been selected as a national Sharsheret Partner of Excellence in recognition of our successful community-based breast cancer and ovarian cancer support and education programs that we coordinate with the national Sharsheret organization. Through this distinguished partnership, we combine local cancer resources with Sharsheret’s vast national expertise and culturally-sensitive resource materials.
Events & Programs
Sharsheret Supports Educational & Support Group
This monthly group provides support, connection and education to women in the St. Louis Jewish community who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer and are anywhere along their treatment path – before, during, or post treatment. Facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Newcomers are always welcome along with female family and friends. A light kosher dinner is served.
Third Wednesday of each month
Staenberg Family Complex / Creve Coeur
FREE but RSVP required
Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266
Sharsheret Supports One-on-One Peer Support Connection
This one-on-one peer support system connects individuals who are diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with others who have experienced similar health challenges and can offer support and advice.
For more information, contact Debbi Braunstein, 314.442.3266.
Oncology Massage and Yoga for Cancer
The J is proud to offer two services dedicated to helping people cope with the symptoms and side effects of a cancer experience: Yoga for Cancer and Oncology Massage. Patients whose non-medical needs are met have better medical outcomes. With that in mind, these services are available for anyone living with cancer and who have spoken with their medical treatment team prior to participation.