October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great reminder for all of us about the importance of women’s health. Join JWI’s Chicago Network for an evening of self care and education!
Following a great barre workout led by The Bar Method instructor Becky Goldberg, we’ll have a conversation with Eve Kleinerman from Sharsheret about what’s Jewish about breast and ovarian cancer. She’ll share more about the work Sharsheret does in the community, Jewish genes, genetic screening, and how we can help.
$15 for members/$20 for non-members. Please bring socks (grip socks preferred but not required), wear a comfortable, breathable top and workout pants that fall below the knee (no shorts).
About The Bar Method: Every Bar Method class starts with a warm-up, upper-body exercises and push-ups in the middle of the room, followed by a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre and core exercises on the floor. The method predominantly uses your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few basic props – free weights, mats and a ball. All levels welcome--no barre experience required!
About Sharsheret: Sharsheret is the Jewish community’s response to breast cancer and the only national organization addressing the unique concerns of Jewish women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. One in 40 Jews of Ashkenazi descent carries a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, compared to 1 in 500 in the general population, that increases the likelihood of developing breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Sharsheret educates both the cancer and Jewish communities about that risk, and provides a continuum of care of culturally-relevant support for those at risk of developing cancer, those diagnosed with cancer, and those grappling with issues of recurrence or survivorship.
Becky Goldberg, The Bar Method Instructor
Becky Goldberg recently relocated to Chicago from Charlotte, NC where she was a Middle School Math Teacher and Barre Instructor. After 4 years in Charlotte Becky and her fiance were ready to get back to their Midwest roots and made the move this past July. Becky grew up in Libertyville, IL and attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison for her undergraduate degree. Upon graduation Becky relocated to Charlotte as part of the Teach For America corps. Following the completion of her TFA contract she remained in the classroom and received her Masters of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Now settled into the cozy Lakeview neighborhood, Becky works for the Illinois Science and Technology Institute (ISTI). ISTI is a STEM focused non-profit that connects corporate resources to the classroom. She specifically oversees the STEM Challenge program and loves getting to work in classrooms in a new capacity. Becky taught at Bar Method Charlotte for over two years and joined the Chicago family as soon as she moved. She is thrilled to share this class with JWI!
Eve Kleinerman, Illinois Regional Director at Sharsheret
Eve Reingold Kleinerman, a native of Skokie, is the Illinois Regional Director at Sharsheret. Eve is a graduate of University of Maryland and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to working at Sharsheret, Eve worked for Cabrini Green Legal Aid, where she helped provide legal assistance throughout Chicago. Eve transitioned to her work at Sharsheret in October 2018, with a strong personal connection to the work. Sharsheret works to support Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Eve oversees Sharsheret’s office in Illinois, and all local programmatic efforts including outreach, education, partnership development and fundraising. Eve brings a personal connection to her work, after her mother’s battle with breast cancer, and she hopes to bring attention to cancer education and awareness as she raises her two young daughters.