The Orthonomics Podcast
The Orthonomics Podcast
Mark Trencher

(11) Health Challenges Affecting Orthodox Women and their Families – with Elana Silber of Sharsheret

35 minutes Posted Oct 25, 2022 at 9:05 pm.
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Elana Silber is CEO of Sharsheret (, a national non-profit organization that improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer, through personalized support and educational outreach. We address such issues as: which Orthodox groups are at higher risk, what advances are being made, and how can people be helped in facing health, emotional, financial and family impacts? The Sharsheret website has much valuable information and informative links.

In our "What Do You Want to Know?” segment, we examine the cost of an Orthodox life in New York City as compared to the Midwest … and is there a difference in how Orthodox households perceive their overall financial situation? The report "Finances of Orthodox Jewish Life (December 2021)” is downloadable at

Thanks to Leora Trencher for designing our logo, and to Elana Trencher and Aliza Levy for their audio support.

Orthonomics is produced by Scott Kahn of JCH Podcast Productions (

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