RABBI BONNIE KOPPELL
RABBINIC POSITIONS - Current
2006- Present Temple Chai, Phoenix, AZ, Rabbi
RABBINIC POSITIONS- Career
2005-2009 Beth HaGivot, Fountain Hills, AZ,  Rabbi
2006-2009 Havurat Emet, Sun Lakes, AZ, Rabbi>
2007-2008 Jess Schwartz College Prep,  Faculty>
2006-2007 Jewish Family and Children’s Service- Center for Life Enrichment, Chaplain>
1987-2005 Temple Beth Sholom, Chandler, AZ, Rabbi>
1985-1987 Congregation Bayt Shalom, Greenville, NC>
1983-1985 Jewish Fellowship of Davis, Davis, CA>
1980-1983 Congregation Anshe Dorshe Emet, Ossining, NY>
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2006 Doctor of Divinity, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
1981 Rabbi, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
1999 Graduate, U.S. Army Chaplain Division Course
1995 Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
1991 Graduate, U.S. Army Chaplain Officer Advanced Course
1980 Graduate, U. S. Army Hospital Chaplaincy Course
1979 M.A.- Religion, Temple University, Phila., PA
1976 B.A.- Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Philosophy Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1973 Completed 28 credits at the Teacher's Institute- Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Mesa Ecumenical Clergy Association Member, Past President (1989-1991)
Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix Member, Past President (1991-1993), Treasurer (2003-2006), At Large Board Member (2006-2008)
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association



Member, Southwest Regional Chairperson (1994 - present),
Membership Chairperson (1987-1991),
Ethics Investigator (1990-2001),
EthicsCommittee, (2003-present),
Co-chair, National Convention (2004)
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
Office of the Attorney General
Member Board of Directors, 2001-2006
Model Court Stewardship and Stakeholder Advisory Group
City of Mesa Ad Hoc Committee on
Ethics East Valley Child Crisis Center
Member (1997-2000), Member Advisory Board (2000-present), Member Board of Directors (1993-2000), Past President (1997-1998)
Jewish National Fund Solomon
Schechter Day School
Member Board of Directors (1993-1998), Member Board of Directors (1991-1997)
Mesa Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration Mesa United Way
Co-Chairperson (1993-1994), Member Resource Distribution Committee (1992-1994)
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 Respect for Law Alliance, Military Leader Award
2010 Included in the Jewish Forward's inaugural 'Sisterhood 50' list of Influential Women Rabbis
2007
White House, offered the opening prayer at meeting between Pres. George W. Bush and Jewish leaders; attended White House Khanukka party
2004 “Women Helping Women Award” Soroptimist International of the San Tans
2003 City of Mesa, “Woman of the Year”
1999 Grand Marshal, City of Mesa Veteran’s Day Parade
1997
“World of People” Award Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council
Patrick Henry Award Military Order of the World Wars
1994 "Outstanding Young Leader of the Year" City of Mesa, AZ
1993 "Spirit of Unity " Award Mesa's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
1991-Present Listed in Who's Who in Religion
1991 "Celebration of Success": Award IMPACT for Enterprising Women
MILITARY AWARDS & SERVICE
1978 - Present
U. S. Army Reserve Chaplain, Current Rank: Colonel
Current Position: Command Chaplain, 63rd Regional Support Command
Army Physical Fitness Excellence Award- March 1994, March 1995, Nov. 1995,
June 2004
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Korea)
Army Service Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Medal (2005)
2 National Defense Service Medals
(Operation Desert Storm, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom)
2 Army Achievement Medals (1992, 1993)
Army Commendation Medal (1997)
2 Meritorious Service Medals (1999, 2002)
Honorable Order of Saint Martin, Association of Quartermasters (1999)
Outstanding Volunteer Service (2000)
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