Mending the circle
Judaism offers us a multitude of ways to connect to God, to rejoice, to strengthen our connection with Jewish history and to underline the values that bind us together. Yet none of these has the power to attract massive numbers of Jews to the synagogue like Yom Kippur. What is the spiritual magnetism of this day? Perh
aps it is the unique emphasis on forgiveness, which is so close to our hearts on the Day of Atonement.
Read more

Compassion vs. Justice
Rabbi Amy Eilberg poignantly articulartes the visceral Jewish response to the Arizona law, AZ SB 1070, when she writes that, "My heart tells me there is only one authentically Jewish response to the immigration debate raging in our country." Yes, we Jews have always stood in solidarity with the stranger, the outsider. It is mitzvah for us to remember the Exodus from Egypt on a daily basis, and we should never forget the formative experience of slavery.
aps it is the unique emphasis on forgiveness, which is so close to our hearts on the Day of Atonement.
Read more
A Ritual of Transition
We come together at this time of transition, to the end of this deployment, and prepare for the journey home. It is a bittersweet moment as we pause to reflect on our experiences during this period of service. We are pained by the memories of our losses; we think of those who will not be returning with us and of those who will forever carry the wounds of battle. Although our injuries may not be visible to the naked eye, our souls bear the scars of this war.

Read more
Koppell named to Forward's influential list
The Forward has named Temple Chai's Rabbi Bonnie Koppell one of the "Sisterhood 50," a listing of the 50 most influential women rabbis in the United States and Israel. The list was compiled as the Forward's response to the under-representation of women on Newsweek's annual "50 Most Influential Rabbis" list.

Read more
Kosher, halal MREs feed religious diversity
Jewish troops observing the Passover holiday cannot consume bread or – in some traditions – beans and corn or their derivatives, making it difficult for deployed soldiers to comply with their religious obligations. Often, they have cobbled together meals on their own from permissible foods, such as salami, canned tuna, fresh fruit and matzoh, said Army Reserve Col. Bonnie Koppell, a Phoenix rabbi and command chaplain with the 63rd Regional Support Command.

Read more
Seders in Kuwait
When Col. Rabbi Bonnie Koppell travels to Kuwait for Passover, it will be far from her first act of spiritual leadership overseas. In the last five years, her chaplaincy in the Army Reserve has taken her to Iraq and Afghanistan twice, visiting combat zones in both countries.

Read more
A prescription for ‘Too much “bar,” not enough “mitzvah”’
Who doesn't love a good party, especially when we're young? But there's a lot more to the bar or bat mitzvah experience - or at least there ought to be - than gifts and merry-making. We asked some local rabbis how they help the bar/bat mitzvah child stay focused on the spiritual aspect of the ceremony (as opposed to the social) in a culture that doesn't always stress the former.

Read more
Nish'ma - Gun Control
Judaism is not a pacifist tradition. We recognize not only a right but, it can be argued, an obligation of self-defense. We acknowledge the "yetzer ha-ra," the inclination toward evil, the temptation toward wrongdoing with which we struggle individually and communally.

Read more
Who Shall Live? Who Shall Live?
In traditional congregations it is customary to don a shroud for services on Yom Kippur. To the best of my knowledge, Judaism is the only religion in which we rehearse our own death in this graphic way.

Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Feeding the spirit of troops in Iraq Feeding the spirit of troops in Iraq
I have served in the United States Army Reserve for more than half my life - 26 years. During that time, I have never volunteered for a job. In the Army, you don't volunteer.

Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain since 1978, was promoted to colonel on May 3 of this year making her the first female rabbi in the U.S. Army to hold that rank.
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Valley's first female rabbi celebrates 10 years at Beth Sholom Valley's first female rabbi celebrates 10 years at Beth Sholom
Rabbinical milestones come only so often - say, every 10 years or so. And Rabbi Bonnie Koppell

has hit the first such marker with 10 years of service
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Rabbinically Approved Rabbinically Approved...
We realize that you might have some questions regarding the validity of performing
a 30minute-Seder™ and rightly so. That is why we sought out a prominent Rabbi in the community
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Jimmy Carter Meets With Rabbis Jimmy Carter Meets With Rabbis About Controversial Book on Mideast Conflict
The Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix said they wouldn't call for a boycott of Carter's book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," but they also won't suggest that anyone read it.
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Jews and Baby Showers: Are They Okay? Jews and Baby Showers: Are They Okay?
In Jewish tradition, baby showers were taboo. Neither Halakha or Jewish law forbids gifts for an
unborn child, but custom effectively prohibits them.
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - A letter to Jewish citizens of America A letter to Jewish citizens of America
During my recent book tour I signed more than 10,000 books and was interviewed on 100 news
media outlets.* The high point for me was a meeting with leaders of the Board of Rabbis
Read more
 Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Ten Commandments for Synagogue Board Members Ten Commandments for Synagogue Board Members
Give Everyone the Benefit of the Doubt- Our sages teach that we should judge everyone in the scale of merit. As a Board member, there will come a time when you
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - A rabbi extols the wonders of mikveh A rabbi extols the wonders of mikveh
Having had a fascination with mikveh since adolescence, I was filled with anticipation on the eve
of my wedding. As a rabbi, I have had occasion to guide many converts
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - A Filmmaker, a Rabbi, and Iraq A Filmmaker, a Rabbi, and Iraq
This week, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the first Iranian Jew with an
Emmy. She also happens to a woman Lila Yomtoob. The Forward profiles Lila today
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Now you can listen to past shows Now you can listen to past shows -- right on our website! 
Just click on any of the shows below ...

Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Jr.GETY Faces and Places - May 2008 Jr. GETY Faces and Places - May 2008
Rabbis Jessica Zimmerman, Ayla Grafstein, Lisa Tzur, Mari Chernow, and Bonnie Koppel
celebrate the installation of Rabbi Tzur at TGE
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - There is no question that the Torah’s ideal is vegetarianism “There  is  no  question  that  the  Torah’s  ideal  is  vegetarianism.”
Consumption of animals – and the ways in which meat is produced today – conflicts with
Judaism in at least ten important ways.
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - This Day ... In Jewish History This Day ... In Jewish History
12: Birthdate of Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor. Caligula was crowned in 37 and murdered in 41. Life for Jews during his reign was part of the downward spiral that would result in three
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Bibliography of Sexual and Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community Bibliography of Sexual and Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
Because of the increased reporting of incidents of abuse in the Jewish and general press, it is
no longer possible to maintain a list of such articles. In addition to daily papers in major cities
Read more
Unpacking Apology from Rabbi Bonnie Koppell Unpacking Apology from Rabbi Bonnie Koppell
In this Yom Kippur Sermon written for this year, Rabbi Bonnie Koppel draws on the work
of Maimonidies' Hilchot Teshuva, the Laws of Repentance, and Gary Chapman and Jennifer
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - The Few. The Proud. Jewish Women Who Serve The Few. The Proud. Jewish Women Who Serve
Bonnie Koppell, 47, is the sole woman currently serving as a Jewish chaplain in the reserves.
Growing up in Brooklyn near the Army chaplain school, Koppell, who knew she wanted to be
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - FIRSTS AND OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS FIRSTS - AND OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It is most gratifying to receive information about the women who are serving or have served,
and it bears sharing with the many site visitors. Here, in no particular order, you will find
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Random Blogthoughts by Rabbi Brant Rosen Random Blogthoughts by Rabbi Brant Rosen
God called to Israel in a vision by night: ‘Jacob! Jacob!’ He answered, ‘Hineini.’And (God)
said, ‘I am God, the God of your father. Fear not to go down to Egypt, for I will make you
Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell on www.google.com Rabbi Bonnie Koppell on www.google.com
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell search results

Read more
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Yiddishe Mamas on www.books.google.com Yiddishe Mamas on www.books.google.com


Read more
Contact : Rabbi Bonnie Koppell - Phone: 602-628-1728  Email : bkoppell@AzRabbi.com
Partners : 30minuteseder.com / Templechai.com /
Links : Home / About Me / Resume / Services / Testimonials / Articles / Gallery / Blog / Sitemap /