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In addition to serving the Temple Chai community in Phoenix, Arizona, Rabbi Bonnie Koppell is a Chaplain (Colonel) in the United States Army Reserve and currently serves as Command Chaplain of the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rabbi Koppell was one of the first female Rabbis in the United States — and holds the distinct honor of having been the first female Rabbi in the U.S. Military.

Rabbi Koppell’s writings have been published in numerous books and journals. She is a frequent newspaper columnist and a much sought after speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

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