Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe
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Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe

Marjorie is a retired business educator and free-lance writer who resides in Syosset, New York. Articles of hers have appeared in The New York Times, Smart Money Magazine, Playbill Magazine, Reunions Magazine, The National Business Employment Weekly, The Jewish Press, Long Island Jewish World, GantsehMegillah.com,  and many other publications.

The late Erma Bombeck said that all she knew about animal behavior she learned in Loehmann’s dressing room.  Marjorie learned her Yiddish from Leo Rosten, Uriel Weinreich, Fred Kogos, Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Arnold Fine, Jackie Mason, Jerry Stiller, Pakn Treger, the magazine of the National Yiddish Book Center, and her mother, Jeanette Gottlieb.

Marjorie has a wonderful sense of humor.

Ask her the meaning of “VD” (venereal disease) and she’ll reply, “Vo Den,” or “Volume Discount.” 

Her favorite quote—by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:  “No chuppah, no shtuppa.”

Her favorite pasttime:  “oysesn” or “eating out.”

In l903, the Jewish Daily Forward reported that the word “oysesn” had entered the Yiddish language.  To dine out—not at a friend’s or relative’s house, but at an actual restaurant—had been unheard-of in the old country (and up until that point, even in the new). The Forward noted that this stylish habit was “spreading every day, especially in New York.”

Marjorie loves the Yiddish language.  She agrees 100% with David M. Bader that “Yiddish has no word for ‘golf’ but it has 273 different words to complain about lower back pain.”

Despite the fact that someone once told her, “Your latkes need work;  the children are mistaking them for dreidels,” her children and grandchildren call her a “balebosteh” (also spelled “bale-boste” or “balabusta”)—a capable homemaker.  She tends to agree with Bernard S. Raskas that “The real test of a good housewife is not what she serves on Thanksgiving Day, but how she handles leftover turkey.”

Marjorie, who is celebrating her “plentieth” birthday, uses “Oil of Oy Vey”—a facial lotion for Jewish women.  “S’iz mir gut!” (It’s great!)

Marjorie invites you to share her “frailechkeit” (happiness) with your friends and “mishpocheh.”  “Geb a kuk” (give a look) at her website.

Marjorie Wolfe
2017 Speaking Engagement Schedule


DECEMBER 2016

DECEMBER 4
Valencia Lakes Women’s Club
“Judge Judy”


DECEMBER 8
JCC, Ace Lifelong Learning Center
“Up the Down Staircase, Revisited”


DECEMBER 11
Anshea Shalom Synagogue, Century Village, West Palm Beach
“The 3 B’s:  Brooklyn, (the) Bronx, and the Bungalows of Rockaway Beach”


DECEMBER 19
Brandeis Trails Delray Beach
“The 3 B’s:  Brooklyn, (the) Bronx, and the Bungalows of Rockaway Beach”


DECEMBER 21
Greenacres Public Library, Florida
“Up the Down Staircase, Revisited”

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 3
Gan Eden Hadassah, Tuscany Bay, FL
“50 Fabulous Yiddish ‘f’ Words  


JANUARY 9
Bay Winds Hadassah, WPB
“The Humor of Joan Rivers”


JANUARY 12
Jewish Heritage Club, Aberdeen East
“The Bintel Brief in 2018”


JANUARY 15
Valencia Reserve, Women’s Club, Boynton Beach


JANUARY 16
Allegro
“The Humor of Molly Goldberg”


JANUARY 17
Valencia Lakes, PAP
“The 3 B’s”


JANUARY 18
Cascades Hadassah, Boynton Beach
“The Humor of Billy Crystal”


JANUARY 20
Huntington Pointe Culture Club
“The 3 B’s”


JANUARY 23
Brandeis Trails Delray Beach
“Shit-arein is not a dirty word”


JANUARY 25
Braemar Isle/Boca Highland Social Club Boca Raton
“Billy Crystal”


JANUARY 26
Valencia Lakes luncheon meeting
“The Humor of the Jewish Mother”


JANUARY 30
Glades Road Public Library
“The Bintel Brief in 2017”

FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 1
West Boynton Beach Library
“Up the Down Staircase, Revisited”


FEBRUARY 8
JCC, ACE Learning Center
“Dial ‘m’ for Mishegoss”


FEBRUARY 14
Summer Chase, Lake Worth
“Billy Crystal”


FEBRUARY 15
Greenacres Public Library
“The Royal [typewriter] Road to Romance”

MARCH 2017

MARCH 4
Sinai Residences
“The Humor of Judge Judy”


MARCH 7
Okeechobee Public Library, WPB
“The 3 B’s:


MARCH 8
Villaggio Winter Residents Club, Lake Worth
“The Humor of Billy Crystal”


MARCH 13
Banyon Springs Women’s Club
“The Humor of Judge Judy”

Hadassah Valencia Reserve
“Eintel Brief in 2017”


MARCH 14
Lantana Public Library, Lantana, FL
“Up the Down Staircase, Revisited”


MARCH 15
Gardens Public Library
“The 3 B’s:

Coral Lakes Seasonal Club, Boynton Beach


MARCH 19
Floral Lakes
“The 3 B’s”


MARCH 22
Hadassah, Chai Buena Vida, Wellington
“Judge Judy’


MARCH 23
Greenacres Public Library
“Dial ‘m’ for Mishegoss”


MARCH 27
Hagen Ranch Road Library
“Up the Down Staircase, Revisited”


MARCH 29
GRAND EDVENTURES, Temple Shaarei
Shalom, Hagen Ranch Road

APRIL 2017

APRIL 19
NORTH SHORE TOWERS WOMEN’S GROUP
“The Humor of Judge Judy”

MAY 2017

MAY 16
MASSAPEQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Harbor Lane, Mass. Park
“The 3 B’s”

JULY 2017

JULY 25
BELLMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY
2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, 7 p.m.
“The 3 B’s”

AUGUST 2017

AUGUST 23
PENINSULA LIBRARY, 280 CENTRAL AVENUE
Lawrence, NY, 1 p.m.
“The 3 B’s”

DECEMBER 2017 (Florida)

DECEMBER 10
Lexington Ladies Club, Delray Beach
“The Humor of Judge Judy”


DECEMBER 12
Cascades ORT, Boynton Beach
“The 3 B’s”


DECEMBER 19
Trails of Delray Beach, Brandeis
“The Humor of Billy Crystal”
Held at Abbey Delray

JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 16
TRAILS OF DELRAY BEACH,  1:30 P.M.
“The Humor of Joan Rivers”
Held at Abbey Delray

FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 5
PALM ISLES TAMARA HADASSAH, 10:15
“The Humor of Judge Judy”

MARCH 2018

MARCH 15
VALENCIA RESERVE WOMEN’S CLUB

NOTE:  Please check Back for additional dates.

  Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe