Born in 1886 in Uman, Ukraine.Studied in Odessa
Academy, graduated in 1910 and worked in Odessa till his immigration
to Israel in 1919. During 1920-23 served as the chief engineer of
the city of Tel-Aviv. Simultaneously did some private projects which
where signed by other architects, raising public criticism. Encouraged
by the mayor Meir Dizengoff, who encouraged building the city as fast
as possible, he authorized the building of many houses without waiting
for the final authorization of the designs, and even ignored some
illegal constructions. In 1923 left the city and opened his own firm.
For about twenty years, Magidovitch was the architect and the constructor
who built most of the buildings in Tel-Aviv. In 1934, his son Rafa'el
Magidovitch joined him after graduating in engineering in England.
They worked together till 1937 when his son left the firm, and he
continued to work alone.