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Margo Donovan is from New York City. She graduated with an M.A. in Special Education from City University of NY. She was a Staff Developer and Teacher for adolescents with autism for NYC Department of Education. 

After retiring, in 2008, she came to live in Israel in Ashkelon with her husband. Since then, she has been volunteering in various capacities – she was the official greeter for new English speaking olim in Ashkelon; tutored in English at local schools and at the Ethiopian Center.

Her children and grandchildren all live in the United States.

A painting of Margo Donovan’s grandfather, Joseph David Amsterdam

Serving dishes of the Hutschenreuther china, now used at the Friday table

The ‘Red House’ detention center in Bari, Italy

In Central Park ... Margo Donovan with her parents and brother Carey

Friday night ... one of the postcards featuring Margo’s grandfather

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