The feature film will be preceded by the film DECIDING VOTE.
2023 – 19 minutes – English – Jeremy Workman & Robert J. Lyons
50 years ago, a single vote on New York’s abortion bill changed history but destroyed a political career.
The feature film will be followed by a speaker. Rabbi Bonnie Koppell graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2006 as one of the first female rabbis in the United States. Since 2006, Rabbi Koppell has served as the Associate Rabbi to the Temple Chai community, located in Phoenix, AZ. In 2010 she was named as one of The Forward’s “Sisterhood 50 – America’s Influential Women Rabbis”. In addition, she was the first woman rabbi to serve in the U.S. military as a Chaplain (Colonel) in the United States Army Reserve. She has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait on multiple occasions, and served a year of active duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle. In 2018, she received the Jewish Military Professional Award from the Jewish Community Association of North America. In 2019, Chaplain Koppell was inducted into the US Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame.