Rochelle Shoretz

Founder and Executive Director, Sharsheret

Rochelle Shoretz, founder and executive director of Sharsheret, is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. In November 2001, while undergoing chemotherapy treatment, she founded Sharsheret to address the needs of young Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer. Now a national organization, Sharsheret has served more than 40,000 women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer and has developed an expertise in helping Jewish families at increased risk for certain hereditary cancers.

Rochelle, a two-time breast cancer survivor currently living with advanced breast cancer, was named a “100” and a Yoplait Champion in the Fight Against Breast Cancer for her pioneering efforts. She is a board member of First Descents, a national organization that provides outdoor adventure for cancer survivors. She has appeared on The Today Show, national news programs, and in more than 100 media outlets across the country to speak about cancer and related health issues in the Jewish community.

A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School, Rochelle served as a law clerk in 1999 to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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