Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 27 2015

Memorial Day Reflections of a Chaplain (Colonel) Bonnie Koppell

Memorial Day: Reflections of a Military Chaplain May 22, 2015 by Rabbi Bonnie Koppell “It’s almost like being home.”  This was the response of a young Soldier at Forward Operating Base Taji, Iraq, following the Passover seder in 2005.  As I traveled throughout the country, seder participants were amazed and touched that a rabbi would …

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May 12 2015

Veteran’s Convocation- Maricopa Colleges- May 2015

Members of the Maricopa Community College Governing Board, Chancellor Rufus Glasper and members of the Executive Council, administrators, faculty and staff, parents and friends, and, most of all, fellow veterans! It is a privilege to stand before you today and celebrate your achievement with you and your loved ones. On 22 May, 1978, I raised …

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