Rabbi Rueven Bulka
Rabbi, Congregation Machzikei Hadas, Ottawa, since 1967. Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka received his Rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Rabbinical Seminary in New York, and his Ph.D.degree is from the University of Ottawa in 1971, concentrating on the Logotherapy of Viktor Frankl.
Host of the TV series, In Good Faith (NewRO) and weekly Radio call-in program Sunday Night with Rabbi Bulka (CFRA). Regular columnist, Ottawa Citizen - Ask the Religion Experts feature.
Author and/or Editor of 33 books. Has contributed scholarly and popular articles to various journals, including AMHC Forum, Analecta Frankliana, Chronicle Review, Hadarom, Humanitas, International Forum for Logotherapy, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Religion and Health, Judaism, L’Eylah, Midstream, Pastoral Psychology, Tradition, and Voices, among others .
Founder and Editor, Journal of Psychology and Judaism.
Member, Editorial Boards, Tradition, Journal of Religion and Health, International Forum for Logotherapy, & Pastoral Psychology.
Chairman, RCA Publications Committee.
Past Chairman, Rabbinic Cabinet, State of Israel Bonds.
President, International Rabbinic Forum of Keren HaYesod - United Israel Appeal
Founder, Clergy for a United Canada.
Member, National Yes Committee for Canadian Constitutional Renewal, 1992.
Member, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton Centennial Project.
Chairman, Religious and Inter-Religious Affairs Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress.
Chairman, Canadian Christian-Jewish Consultation.
National Secretary, Canadian Jewish Congress.
Honorary Member, Board of Trustees, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Co-Chairman, Ottawa World Jewry Committee (formerly Ottawa Soviet Jewry Committee).
Chairman, Religious Advisory Committee, United Way/Centraide of Ottawa-Carleton.
Chairman, Organ Donation Committee of the Kidney Foundation for Eastern Ontario.
Member, Board of Directors, Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.
Co-Chair, Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Courage Campaign
Chaplain, Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Recipient, Canada 125 Medal, January, 1993.
Recipient, Beryl Plumptre Award of Excellence, Kidney Foundation Eastern Ontario Branch, 1998.
Recipient, Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award of the Ottawa Jewish Community, 1999.
Recipient, Mayor’s Award for Community Service, 1999.
Recipient, Special Citation from Canadian Blood Services for 100 plus blood donations, 2000.
First Recipient, National Salute Award, Scouts Canada, 2001.
Recipient, Queen=s Jubilee Award, 2003.
Recipient, Bronfman Medal from Canadian Jewish Congress, its highest honour, June, 2004
Recipient, National AHonouring Our lifeblood@ Award, Canadian Blood Services, November 8, 2004
Re-married to Leah (Kalish). Husband of Naomi, of blessed memory (died, May 18, 2001) (Jakobovits), and father of Yocheved Ruth (married to Moshe Shonek), Shmuel Refael (married to Chani Hook), Rena Dvorah (married to Yehuda Levy), Eliezer Menachem (married to Haviva Yeres), and Binyomin Dovid (married to Shira Young).