• Rabbi Bulka and his wife Naomi with their children Shmuel, left and Yocheved.

  • Family photo taken on the occasion of Shmuel Bulka's Bar Mitzvah.

Early years (undated)

  • Rabbis of Ottawa during United Jewish Appeal (UJA) • 1979

  • Mayor Lorry Greenberg addressing educators in his office. Sherwood Photographers • Dec. 1978

  • Rabbi Bulka with Ben Matchen, MVP of the Ottawa Jewish Men's Softball League. • 1974

  • Choir members and Rabbi Bulka lead the annual Simchat Torah Rally for Soviet Jewry before the Russian Embassy on Charlotte Street in Ottawa. • 1970s

  • Rabbi Bulka, front row, second from left, played on Yankel's, the Jewish Men's softball team. • 1970s

  • While Rabbi Bulka was the team's pitcher (a leftie), he is shown here at bat.


  • Rabbi Bulka baking matzah with Grade 7 students at Talmud Torah Afternoon School. • 1989

  • Ethiopian Jewry, a program of the Jewish Community Centre • 1988

  • Soviet Jewry rally, Rabbi Bulka and Gerry Kaufman at the Soviet Embassy gate in Ottawa • 1989

  • Presentation of Ottawa Jewish Men's Softball League trophies • 1980s

  • Rabbis of Ottawa in Lorry Greenberg's office during the UJA. L-R: Rabbi Berger, Rabbi Bulka, Rabbi Herring, Hy Hochberg. Seated: R. Schreier, S. Marcus and Lorry Greenberg. Photograph: Andre Sima • 1981

  • Rabbi Bulka


  • Rabbi Bulka thanking Roger and Robert Greenberg at the 65th AGM of the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa / Ottawa Vaad Ha'ir. Photograph: Randy Stille, Byfield Pitman Photography • June 1999

  • Rabbi Bulka, Barbara Farber and Mitchell Bellman • June 1999

  • Machzikei Hadas Sisterhood reception for new Canadians • June 1994

  • Rabbi Bulka speaking at a Solidarity Rally for Syrian Jewry. Photo credit: Robin Chernick • Oct 1992

  • Speaker Michael Schelew walking with Rabbi Bulka at Solidarity Rally for Syrian Jewry. • 1992

  • Machzikei Hadas Sisterhood reception for new Canadians. L-R: Back row; Dora Lithwack, Helen Froman, Pat Binder, Sylvia Kershman and Rabbi Bulka. Front row; Hennie Honigman. • 1994


  • Rabbi Bulka with participants of the Soloway Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa / Machzikei Hadas Congregation Run for the Cure. • Sept. 2000

  • AGM at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre • 2000-2001

  • Annual Sports Breakfast of Champions at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. • June 2002

  • Rabbi Bulka with AJ Frieman and Freiman Family Young Leadership award winner at AGM • 2000

  • Marguerite E. Ritchie speaking at the solidarity rally to protest the unfair imprisonment and convictions of 10 Iranian Jews. • 2000

  • Rabbi Bulka showing his support for the Ottawa Senators at a community event. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2007

  • Rabbi Bulka speaking at Federation's Annual General Meeting. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2009

  • From left, Rabbi Bulka with Ottawa Jewish War Veterans in front of Hillel Lodge, front row; Rabbi Bulka, Unknown, Sam Ages, Unknown, Unknown, Sam Petigorsky, Morton Taller, Bert Bronsther, Freda Lithwick. Photo credit: Elly Bollegraf • 2004

  • Rabbi Bulka with Steven Kimmel, Debbie Halton-Weiss and Ron Weiss • 2009

  • Rabbi Bulka donating blood for the 300th time. • 2008

  • Rabbi Bulka with his wife Leah on the stairs at Congregation Machzichei Hadas. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2009

  • A portrait photo taken of Rabbi Bulka. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2005

  • Liz Vered with daughters Ariel, Danya, Jordana and Alexandra are pictured with Rabbi Bulka (who delivered Vered's speech) and Robert Greenberg. AGM, 2008

  • Israel Solidarity Rally on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. L-R: Rabbi Fine, Rabbi Finkelstein, Rabbi Braun, Rabbi Bulka, Rabbi Garten. • 2002

2000 - 2009

  • On the occasion of Shmuel Prizant's Bar Mitzvah in 2010. Photo by Peter Waiser.

  • Unveiling a new stamp with his wife Leah. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2010

  • Rabbi Bulka speaking at the 2010 National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at the War Museum. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2010

  • Rabbi Bulka with Jewish war veterans. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2010

  • At a Federation AGM, from left, Rabbi Bulka, Donna Dolansky, Mitchell Bellman, Jonathan Freedman. Photo by Peter Waiser

  • Rabbi Bulka and Jesse Gorman, a Grade 7 student at Toronto’s United Synagogue Day School at the 2010 Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2010

  • Rabbi Bulka and Harry Prizant. Photo by Peter Waiser. 2011

  • Stephen Victor, Roger Greenberg, Mitchell Bellman and Rabbi Bulka. Photo by Peter Waiser • 2012

  • Rabbi Bulka and the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation board members • 2016

  • With Elon Gold, Campaign Kickoff • 2019

  • Rabbi Steven Garten and Rabbi Bulka joined a special lip-synch performance to help launch Federation's Annual Campaign Kickoff in 2018. Here they are dancing to L'Chaim - To Life! Photo by Wellington Imagery

  • Andrea Freedman and Rabbi Bulka pose with the Stanley Cup. • 2019

  • From left, Ron Prehogan, councillor Jean Cloutier, Mayor Jim Watson, Rabbi Bulka and Bram Bregman at the ceremony dedicating Rabbi Bulka Kindness Park in 2019.

  • From left, Avi Bulka (Rabbi Bulka's grandson), Shmuel Bulka, (son) and Rabbi Bulka at a Sens game. • 2019.

  • Dr. Karen Palayew and Rabbi Bulka speak at the 2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff in their roles as co-chairs of the Campaign. Photo by Wellington Imagery

  • Rabbi Bulka congratulates Rabbi Idan Scher for donating blood at a blood drive • 2018

  • Rabbi Bulka speaking at a Remembrance Day Ceremony.

  • Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, Brigadier-General Keith Osmond, and Major Rick Cameron, personally delivered an award from the Chief of Defence staff in recognition of Rabbi Bulka's great service to Canada and our troops. • 2021

2010 +

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