Sharsheret benefit is set for May 3

Sharsheret benefit is set for May 3

Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, hosts its annual benefit on Sunday, May 3, at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck.

Guests of honor are Linda Gerstel and Ed Joyce of Manhattan, and Alissa Zagha of Teaneck will receive the Lisa Altman Volunteer Tribute award.

Linda Gerstel, a Sharsheret board member since 2011, is celebrating her tenth year as a breast cancer survivor. The Gerstels and their daughters are repeat members of Team Sharsheret, competing in the NYC Triathlon and the NYC Half Marathon. Alissa Zagha has been a Sharsheret volunteer since 2003, working on in-office projects, participating in Team Sharsheret breast cancer walks, chairing the annual benefit, and exhibiting at national conferences.

Local benefit chairs include Batya Paul of Bergenfield and Yocheved Schwartz of Englewood. It features a silent auction with gift packages, electronics, jewelry, Judaica, sports memorabilia, and fine dining gift certificates; the auction is headed by chairs Jennifer Aranoff, Shifra Bendheim, and Zahava Reinhart of Teaneck.

For reservations, go to, call (866) 474-2774, or email Ellen Kleinhaus at

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