Voices

Submissions from members of our community. (Archived columns from Bulletin columnists).

'Saving lives is the pre-eminent kindness we do for others'

Leslie Kaufman shares how the rabbi taught her the importance of saving lives when he put out a call to help save hers.

Pikuach Nefesh. Saving a life. It is our obligation, as Jews, to do so. Leviticus 19:16 tells us “Neither shall you stand by the blood of your neighbour.” Rabbi Reuven…

A heroic Jewish leader who never lost his common touch

Stephen Victor shares how the rabbi’s presence was felt everywhere, at every milestone sharing wisdom, humour and even candies.

Our hearts are broken.

We cannot believe he is gone.

He was everywhere … blue suit, shirt, tie - no overcoat.

Under the Chuppah, facing a bride and groom, a…

A bedside marriage and a father’s final hours

Danya Vered shares how Rabbi Bulka drove through the night to marry her and her husband David at her beloved father’s bedside

Rabbi Reuven Bulka z”l always knew how to make a grand gesture seem like a regular, everyday activity. Seven years ago, he gave our family a final, bittersweet m…

A depth, persistence and breadth of caring shared across all backgrounds

Ron Prehogan shares how the rabbi was famous for going the extra mile for others in a way that often left people shaking their heads.

Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka z’l was a great person, the likes of which most of us have never known. Rabbi Berel Wein’s commentary on Pirkei Avos (5/21) is …

A man undisturbed by the forces of nature

Irving and Sheila Osterer share memories of their family’s long-time connection to the rabbi from life milestones to days spent on a baseball diamond.

We are deeply honoured to share accounts of our family’s close connection with Rabbi Bulka, z”l.

We fully expect the phone to ring an…