PASSOVER Rabbinically Approved…
We realize that you might have some questions regarding the validity of performing a Seder with the Passover Haggadah. That is why we sought out a prominent Rabbi in the community to read and
approve our Haggadah before making it available to the public.
Rabbi Koppell was kind enough to help us edit the book so that none of the high points of the Passover ritual would be left out, and we are grateful to her for making our PASSOVER Haggadah complete.
Remember you can preview the PASSOVER Haggadah here at anytime.
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Bonnie Koppell has served as the spiritual leader for prominent Arizona synagogues, as chaplain in the US army, and as writer of sermons for fellow rabbis. She is a 1981 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, PA.
In December of 2008, Rabbi Koppell was invited to offer the opening prayer at the president’s meeting with a small group of prominent Jewish leaders, in honor of Chanukah. Among those in attendance was President Bush, members of white house staff, and her former teacher Dennis Prager, the famous Jewish scholar and radio show host.
One of the first women to be ordained as a rabbi in the United States, Rabbi Koppell is the first female rabbi to serve in the US military, serving as a Colonel with the United States Army.
Joining the Army Reserves in 1978, she has served two tours of duty in Iraq; one in 1991 and another in 2005.
Rabbi Koppell currently serves as an associate Rabbi to the Temple Chai community in Phoenix, AZ. She is still a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves and holds the rank of Colonel. She is married and the mother of two girls.
Rabbi Koppell has received numerous awards and citations, including:
Legion of Merit (2012)
Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster (2002)
Army Commendation Medal (1997)
Army Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster (1993)
National Defense Service Medal (1992)
Army Service Ribbon (1979)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (1984)
Honorable Order of Saint Martin, Association of Quartermasters (1999)
Outstanding Volunteer Service (2000)