First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon
December 13, 2013
By Eric Hortin
Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Koppell was the Army's first female rabbi, joining the service in 1978. She talked about the historical significance of Hanukkah, its link to military history, and the lessons and morals learned from history that can be applied to today's military forces.