Rabbi Daniel Gropper is the Rabbi of the Community Synagogue of Rye in Rye, NY. Ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, he previously served congregations in New York, California, and Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Jewish Education. His long-time passion for education led him to create programs such as J-Life and Chavurah at the synagogue. He has served as faculty and as a member of the Board of Trustees at URJ Eisner/Crane Lake Camps. Rabbi Gropper also served as a vice-chair of the URJ’s National Youth Commission and Commission for Lifelong Learning.