Her background story is also unusual, in that she converted to Judaism over 30 years ago as an adult; the interesting part is that Margaret and her husband converted to Judaism together, along with their children, who were ages four and one at the time. She has done a lot of public speaking that involves telling the story of their conversion; most people find it to be very inspiring.
Margaret has also been actively involved in the life of her synagogue, North Shore Jewish Center in Port Jefferson Station, NY. She has served as Sisterhood President, Synagogue President, and Ritual Chair. This year Margaret is serving as the Rabbinical Intern of the congregation. She also served several years on the board of the Metny Region of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Her particular area of interest is teaching, mainly to teenagers and adults. She enjoys being able to share her love of Judaism, and to inspire others to increase their knowledge of and love for the observance of the mitzvot.