Publications in the public press with GBCA authors 

October 14, 2015 Updated July 2, 2020

Three years ago, I went from being a scientist and stay-at-home mom to a breast cancer patient in what seemed like a heartbeat. Chemo and a double mastectomy with reconstruction have taught me a few things that doctors never could. If I could go back three years, this is what I’d tell newly diagnosed me:


Cancer is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. But coping with the overwhelm, stress, and raw emotions that a cancer diagnosis and treatment often bring can be especially difficult when you are a young adult.

October 2017

Kesher Nashim (Outreach to Women) is a Beth El discussion and support group for women who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and women who are cancer survivors. It is open to women with any form of cancer. The group has been meeting since it was founded about 15 years ago by congregants Marge London and Susan King, and has been coordinated for the past 10 years by Susan Winarsky.

By Erin Price Schabert and Kiersten Gallagher, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Mar 1, 2017  

“You won’t understand the unabashed power of a community until you are in one.” – Author Jon Acuff

There is power in community — a strength that comes with standing together with others in unity — a shared sense of purpose and vision. Many groups come together naturally: families, neighborhoods, schools, or sports teams. Other times finding your community — your people — can be a bit harder.