Compass Featured Member
Marlene grew up in St. Paul and moved to Minneapolis when she married her loving husband, Sandy Goldberg 58 years ago. She and Sanford met when they were fixed up in High School and met again at Hillel House when in college They live in Minnetonka and spend some winter months in Sarasota, Fl., where she is active in their synagogue. They have two daughters, Wendy and Joey, two sons-in-law, Dan and Danny, five grandchildren, Kyla, Cole, Andre, Maya and Noam, and two grand-dogs, Dixie and Maizie. Marlene and Sandy have belonged to Adath for 35 years, where Marlene chaired a successful music competition with TAMID, which she initiated with Joyce Rosenbaum. Several of the winners went on to play as career musicians in various orchestras. She was a charter member and chair of TAMID, the cultural arts organization at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.
Marlene graduated with a BA in Child Psychology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota. She then worked in personnel with an employment agency, placing people in corporate jobs. When her daughters entered school, Marlene went back for two years of credits pursuing a music major. She taught piano for over 25 years to students from 6 to 70. She is a Life Member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and a Charter Member of West Suburban Music Teachers Association. Marlene has always supported the arts.
Marlene became interested in Brandeis after her daughter, Wendy graduated from Brandeis University. She loved the Study Groups and has enjoyed the transition from Brandeis to BOND. Marlene has chaired the Adventures in Learning series with co-chair Saralee Mogilner for many years. Her favorite BOND activity is the Book Author event.
Marlene loves to spend time with family and friends. Her hobbies include piano, reading, golf and travel. Some of her favorite trips were to China, Australia, Galápagos Islands, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle. Marlene said the description of all their travels would make a whole book in itself. The Aspen Music Festival was her favorite trip.
Marlene offers best wishes to all BOND members for good health and happiness.