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Boynton Beach resident commemorates Jewish history here and in Israel


Departure and Expulsion artwork in Jerusalem.

After a successful career in the world of finance, Boynton Beach, Florida, resident Jerry Klinger has become a "professional rememberer."

Klinger, 73, started this endeavor as a result of trying to locate the first Jewish house of worship in New Mexico, Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, N.M., established 1884. Instead, he found a Catholic church. At that location, he established the first of many markers, plaques and monuments he has placed across the United States. The list includes the first Jewish house of worship in Florida, Temple Beth El in Pensacola. The goal is to commemorate the histo...

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