Women Taking Care of Women

Attorney Rochelle Shoretz, 29, mother of two, an Orthodox Jew and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. While undergoing chemotherapy in November 2001 she founded Sharsheret—the word means chain In Hebrew—an organization specifically for young Jewish women who, like her, are fighting the disease and confronting issues like pregnancy after diagnosis, child rearing, genetic risks, and the role of religion In daily life with cancer. Sharsheret, P.O. Box 3245,Tea neck, New jersey, 07666; toll-free number: 866-832-9909; www.sharsheret.org.

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