Corrine Copnick: A Rabbi at Sea
A Uniquely Spiritual Journey
While most people were enjoying well-deserved retirement, at age 73, author Rabbi Corinne Copnick began her six-year course of study and was ordained a rabbi at the age of 79. The ordination was the beginning of a new adventure; she’s had an unconventional “pulpit.” In A Rabbi at Sea, Rabbi Copnick narrates 40 interconnected stories of her travel experiences as a guest rabbi on cruise ships. On every journey and in every country visited, she discovered and explored Jewish life – from Hawaii to Australia, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and everywhere in between. Offering a global perspective, she presents a host of insights about the culture and the people she encountered throughout her travels.
Rabbi Corinne Copnick has a professional background in the arts – a radio actress in her youth, an art gallery owner in mid-life, and an award-winning writer throughout. She is the founder of Beit Kulam, an adult education group in L.A., and serves as a dayan in a rabbinic court. During the last several years, she has sailed as a guest rabbi on multiple cruises.