A Jewish Matchmaker Whose Hand Led Hundreds Down the Aisle

A Jewish Matchmaker Whose Hand Led Hundreds Down the Aisle

PITTSBURGH — When I wandered into Tova Weinberg’s large household right here into the Squirrel Hill community of Pittsburgh, she seemed me down and up and asked, “Are you Jewish?” She was told by me personally we had been. “Are you married?” Yes, we said.

Which was, evidently, the incorrect response. She wrinkled her nose and stated, in a disappointed tone, “Oh, OKAY never ever mind.”

I’d simply been sized up, then dismissed, as being a possible match. Ms. Weinberg, 60, is amongst the country’s top matchmakers that are jewish. a dental practitioner by training, she sometime ago quit that profession on her calling that is full-time as shadchen, to make use of the Hebrew and Yiddish term for just one who makes shidduchs, or matches.

At any moment, Ms. Weinberg gets the names of “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of single Jews bouncing around inside her mind, and through the years she’s introduced “about 250” partners who proceeded to obtain hitched. Continue reading “A Jewish Matchmaker Whose Hand Led Hundreds Down the Aisle”