Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves NY Rabbi With Serious Injuries

WEST HEMPSTEAD, Long Island – A 70-year-old rabbi was struck by a vehicle in front of his synagogue in West Hempstead Monday night.

The victim, Rabbi Jordon Kelemer, was hit outside Young Israel Jewish Center at 630 Hempstead Ave., around 7:30 p.m.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck was traveling south on Hempstead Avenue, when it struck Kelemer, of West Hempstead.

He was crossing from west to east in front of the center.

The vehicle, possibly early 2000 with driver side front-end damage, did not stop. The victim was found by a passerby.

Kelemer was taken with a head injury to Winthrop Hospital in Mineola in serious but stable condition.

He has served at the synagogue for more than 30 years.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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