As some of you heard last week, Rabbi Gropper suffered a cycling accident when a truck driver did not allow adequate space as he passed Rabbi Gropper on his bicycle. Rabbi Gropper was thrown from his bicycle and sustained a fractured femur which required surgery. After a successful surgery, he spent the past week recovering at Westchester Medical Center and is now at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains for acute rehab. The Groppers anticipate that it will still be several days until he is cleared to return home and then will continue to be “non-weight bearing” on his left leg until mid-September.
Rabbi Gropper and Tamara want to thank you for the outpouring of love and support and for also respecting the family’s need for privacy at this time. We know that once he progresses past acute rehab and is home again that Rabbi Gropper will be eager to connect more and catch up with everyone. In the meantime, we have created this Caring Bridge website so that people can post supportive messages in the Guestbook that will surely boost his spirits. You can also sign up for e-mails to receive any new journal entries we post with an update on his progress (paralleling what is being sent out to his congregation at Community Synagogue of Rye).
Finally, please note that the "Tribute" function that allows you to make a donation DOES NOT support the Groppers in any way but rather is funding for Caring Bridge and their organization. As we begin to organize rides and meals in the coming days, we will let you know about opportunities to contribute tzedakah that will directly benefit the Groppers. In the meantime, anyone who wants to be on the volunteer list to help in the future with driving and cooking, can e-mail Shelly Simon, CSR's Hesed (Caring Committee) chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Hesed volunteer form at http://www.comsynrye.org/hesed-loving-kindness.html.
Rabbi Daniel, Tamara, Elijah, Shai, and Noa Gropper