Lynda Cohen Loigman: The Matchmaker’s Gift

by | Dec 1, 2022 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, December 6, 12 pm

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Is  finding true love a calling or a curse?

In Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Matchmaker’s Gift, Sara Glikman knows her gift as a child in 1910: she is a seeker of soulmates and a maker of matches. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side, Sara’s vocation is dominated by devout older men. After working in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to gain recognition for her talents.

Two generations later, Sara has passed away and bequeathed her journals to her granddaughter, Abby, a successful Manhattan divorce attorney. Among the faded volumes, Abby finds more questions than answers.

Author of the bestselling historical novels The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters, Loigman’s latest is a heartfelt and magical story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy societal expectations.

Part of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, this event is part of the Festival’s Arts + Ideas Book of the Month series’ Book-club-style conversations that allow participants to personally engage with authors. This event is free and open to the community, with pre-registration required. For more details and to register, visit

-Hunter Thomas