Bonnie Koppell and Ronald Kushner, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement.

Parents of the couple are Sandy Koppell of New York City, New York; the late Leo Koppell; and the late Jerome and Merigold Kushner. The bride-to-be earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, a master’s degree from Temple University and a master’s of strategic studies from U.S. Army War College. She also received a Doctor of Divinity degree and her rabbinical ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is the associate rabbi of Temple Chai and the director of the Shalom Center of Temple Chai.

The groom-to-be studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a sales manager at Starpower Home Entertainment.

A Dec. 8, 2016, wedding is planned at Temple Chai. 

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