"We can combat the viral nature of COVID-19
by making kindness go 'viral' instead."
- Rabbi Bulka

Rabbi Bulka Kindness Project Overview

Since Rabbi Bulka informed the community of his diagnosis, so many people have asked what they can do to help. Nothing will bring more strength to Rabbi Bulka than seeing kindness go viral and we are striving for a goal of 1800 acts of kindness. In addition, we are asking you to submit your story or reflection of Rabbi Bulka that will be printed into a beautifully bound book for him and his family.

Number of Stories Submitted

#

Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell

Dave and Jennifer Mitchell

Ava M Paroli

Cindi Resnick

Roslyn Frankl

Scott Miller, General Manager Hulse, Playfair & McGarry

Carol and Laurie Pascoe

Shayna & Lazer Friedman

Ron an Maryse Singer

Jamine MacNeil

Susan

Bobbi Soderstrom

Elly Bollegraaf

Stacey Freedhoff

Hélène Humphrey

Michelle Valberg

Andrew Carew

Avidani Aarenau

Francie Greenspoon

Sarina Aarenau

Deborah and Mark Goldenberg

Adrian Marko

David Finnie

Marvin & Reta Avery

fay koffman

Judy Laughton

Vijitha Kirinde

Nghia Truong

Cindy Smith

Norah M McMahon

Mindy Sarna Zobin

Adam Moscoe

Elayne Adler Marilyn Adler

ILANA Albert-Novick

Roz Taller

C. van Leeuwen

Frank Markel

Nassi Family

Ed and Debbie Rozenberg

Sandy and Murray Ages

Valerie Taller

steve bookman

Doug Torrance

Anonymous

The Rev. Russell L. Small

Rev. Majed El Shafie

paul solomon adler

David Kriger (Ottawa) - photo

David Kriger, Ottawa

Gordon and Myra Allice

Alex Munter, President & Chief Executive Officer, CHEO

David Griller

Marion Silver and Alan Brass

Beth Flesher (Kerzner)

Linda, Steven, Lorne Kerzner, Jessica and Myles Kraut

Beatrice Rothman and Family (Jennifer, Ryan and the late Dr. Eugene Rothman)

Murray Citron

Murray Citron

Virginia Boro

Yehudit And Ze’ev Simmons

Selena Goldberg and Family

Adele Sidney

Ronnie and Marilyn Goldberg

Debbie Carlin (Rothman)

Christopher Wurm

Andrea Gumpert

Len and Steve Kahansky and families

Barbara Siegel

Shirley Kriger, David and Susan Kriger, Judy Kriger, Cheryl and Richard Kizell, Alisa Kline and Alan Kline

Stan Kimmel

Patricia Pepper

Murray and Carolyn Shaikin

Myrna Rosenbloom

Mark Mendelson

Murray and Carolyn Shaikin

Suzanne Duc

Jeff Sidney

Mark Siegel

Myra Aronson

Michel M. J. Shore

Diane Craig

Earl

Andre and Shelley Engel

Lorraine Goldberg

Hedy Segal

Stanley Goldberg

Jack Minuk

Israel Bonds Canada

Ian Sadinsky

Elisa Murray

Ellen Seville-Norris

Marcia Saipe

Barry Bokhaut and Barbara Greenberg

Dr Jodie Murray

Fran Freedman-Kesler

Eddie Peltzman

Andrea Shapiro

Jerrold and Tzippy Landau

Dugald Seely

Julie Mills

Darlene Crowe

Kalman Green

Bonnie Bowering

Erica Bregman

Dennis Degrandpre

Fran (Kaplansky) Cohen

Moshe Jablon

Alex Griller

Debrah Martin, PhD

Micah Garten

Edward & Maria Marshall

Jen Perzow

Brian Mordfield

Colleen Gray

David Kilgour

Bobbie-Lynn Burton

Claudette

Bob Dale

Ron Prehogan

Avrohom Fried

Roslyn Frankl

Harriet Nussbaum

Judy Mendelsohn

Anthony Knopf

Emily Shore

Sue-zyn and David Kronick

Larry Sadinsky [Toronto]

Helene and Debbie Bauer

Eleanor Mintz

Avalee Prehogan

Susan Gara Markowitz

Maryanne

Dave Kleiner

Sara Klaiman

Francine Schlessinger

David Kwechansky

Mary Catharine Carroll

Benjamin Shinewald

Lori Taller

David B. Brooks

David Kwechansky

Sandy Freeman trophiccowboy@gmail.com

Elena Davies

Barb Grisdale

Number of Acts of Kindness

1800
1

Lynn Côté

Delivered baked goods to colleagues

Lynn Côté

Delivered Purim gifts

Anonymous

We helped a lost boy return home to his parents

Debbie Dannehl

Traded my table to obtain a $50.00 gift for a friend

Lyne Best

Doing errands for a few seniors in my neighbourhood.

Justin Levine

Booked my next blood donation

Anonymous

I was kind to someone that is very hard for me to be so

Abdul

Organized meals for friends in quarantine

Adam Moscoe

Made Purim gift baskets for each resident of the Tamir Foundation

Maurice

Took my elderly widowed neighbour for groceries.

Anonymous

Delivered packages of goodies for holiday Purim

Anonymous

tutoured for free

Malka

Brought a meal over to a newcomer

Yasir Naqvi

Made a modest donation to a foundation fighting cancer.

Heather Liu

Baked cookies for my friend who wasn’t feeling well

Helen

Shared a smile with a stranger

Sandy

Called and spoke with someone who lives alone

Charlotte

I gave blood in honour of Rabbi Bulka

Stuart Nicholls

With 104th Ottawa Scouts, collected food for Heron Food Cupboard

Anonymous

Collected donations to support Russell Heights community

joanne

donated to CHEO

kate

cooked dinner for my neighbours

Leah

Sent Mishloach Manot

Heather Fraser

Made a special dessert for elderly neighbour.

Kim Pilon

Do groceries doe a Senior Couple weekly since last March

Anonymous

prepared and delivered mishloach manot to neighbours

Elissa Lieff

Coordinated online bridge games for Seniors

Will

Picked up goroceries for a someone in quarantine

Anonymous

spent time on zoom with an elderly person

Anonymous

Gave to Ten Yad's Purim Project

Steve

Gave to our local hospital

Anonymous

Via Zoom help grandson with homework and encourage interests

Anonymous

Cook food for exhausted and overwhelmed children and their families

Anonymous

Call isolated seniors

Anonymous

Made Mishloah Manot donation to Mazon

Anonymous

Adopted a rescue dog - helps us too - isolated seniors

Anonymous

Zoom "baby-sat" grandson while mommy working and daddy overwhelmed

Anonymous

Walked on road to allow others to stay on sidewalk

Anonymous

Call isolated senior

Anonymous

Make pre-Shabbat calls, especially now to isolated people - helps me too

Lily Penso

Always taught my children It only takes a minute to be nice

Lily Penso

Called friends who are alone for a friendly chat and brighten their day

Lily and Jerry Penso

Donated the pandemic allotment from the Govt, to various needy charities

Simcha

held the door open at the store

simcha

smiled at the cashier

Rob

Made a donation of socks

Anonymous

gave blood

Becky

Called my friend who is having a hard time

francie

volunteered my time

Anonymous

Gave blood in honour of Rabbi Bulka

Joey

Gave extra to charity

Anonymous

Cooked dinner for a newcomer

Lorna CM

I brought a surprise bday cake to a friend that lives alone and who was turning 65.

Rachel

Free tutoring

Steve

Helped an elderly person with their computer

Anonymous

volunteered at the Food Bank

Anonymous

Cooked dinner for my children to give them a break

Ellen

Babysat for a family for free

Anonymous

Delivered gifts to children on Purim

Anonymous

Helped my friends stay warm after their furnace broke

Anonymous

Cooked a meal for a family with a new baby

Anonymous

Donated clothes to new immigrants to Canada

Anonymous

Sent a meal to a colleague whose husband had back surgery

Anonymous

Sent a meal to a friend who was attacked by a dog

Anonymous

Brought homemade food to my elderly shut in neighbour

Anonymous

Called some friends that are alone

Anonymous

Helped fix my friends heat

Anonymous

Made sure my friends were warm when their heater broke

Jon

Call a friend in a ltc every day

Seymour

Gave extra to charity

Ella

I shared a candy with my brother

Scott

Try to open the door for people as much as I cab

Eric

Donated blood

Stephen

Delivered Mishloach manot

Anonymous

Made a generous donation to a Kollel.

Paula Simmons

Since Covid, I make, bake and take muffins to 14 neighbours

Dr. Gita Arian Baack

Started to mobilize getting vaccines and assistance for Holocaust Survivors and Child Survivors in Ottawa

Dr. Gita Arian Baack

Teaching poetry writing to people of all ages and places including Africa, Argentina, Holland, etc.

Anonymous

delivered "loot bags" for members of the congregation

Anonymous

Reading tutor for children; volunteer at nursing home

MIlcah (Connors) Groszmann

donated food to local food bank

Cindy Nelson

Baked Hamantaschen for my neighbor who lives alone

Eric Wilner

Regularly bakes and gives away shabbat challot since demise of Rideau Bakery

Eric Wilner

Try to say good morning with a smile!

Claire wilner

Helped my elderly mother financially

Anonymous

Wave to gentlemen having breakfast every morning running by Perley

Eric Wilner

Regularly cooks delicious meals for family and friends

Clare Wilner

Call my neighbours to see how they are doing

Claire Wilner

Encouraged a mourner to learn Torah in memory of the departed

Eric wilner

Financed daily transportation of grand children to Jewish day school

Claire and Eric wilner

Delivered 55 michloach manot packages

Eric Wilner

Organised opera excursions for Machzickei Hadas members

Claire and Eric Wilner

Looked after grand children during Covid confinement

Clara and Eleanor Spring

Donating or toys to other children that need them more

Claire Wilner

Donated to the food bank

Claire Wilner

Donated to Ten Yad for Purim Seudas

Shelley Engel

phoning people to brighten their day, during these Covid times.

Andre Engel

Donating funds to elderly Holocaust survivors in the Ukraine.

Shelley and Andre Engel

Welcomed new neighbour with friendly greetings and bottle of wine!

Anonymous

Gave food to those in need

Jeff Turner

With Project North we donated 4 van loads of sports gear to the Boys and Girls Club

Anonymous

Made a donation for World Cancer Day

Anonymous

delivered shalach Manot for Kingston shul

Anonymous

Donated food to the Kanata Food Cupboard

Cindi Resnick and Cathy Maron

Donating food to support the CHEO school Lunch Program

Anonymous

Gave a computer to my best friend

Stephen S Harris

I deliver Manot for Machzikei Hadas & Jet, also look after a 97 y/o lady

Cheryl K. L

Delivered several bags of prepared meals, baked goodies, wine and matzah ball soup to a dear friend.

Dave

Gave to the needy for Purim

Sarah

Sent Mishloach manot to shut-ins through JET

Anonymous

Cleaned driveways for 5 neighbours after blizzard

Anonymous

Just finished donation #368 platelets/plasma

Anonymous

Scheduled donations at CBS every 2 weeks through March, 2022

Anonymous

Deliver Mishloach Manot for Machizikei Hadas

Anonymous

Gave Matanot L'evyonim

Anonymous

Delivered groceries to clients of the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank

Anonymous

Gave Mishloach Manot

Anonymous

Drove a senior to a needed much needed dentist appointment in January 2021

Anonymous

Bring holy communion to shut ins during the pandemic

Anonymous

Helped a senior who works part time now with his computer. His monitor broke at 9pm and since he is a language teacher who is working from home, I gave him my monitor so he could work the next morning at 8am :) I remember a guy in a movie saying, We should do the 'right' thing , not what we think is good for us haha my English is not good, so probably I didnt quite catch the exact expression

Anonymous

Sent note to my co-worker to thank him for his excellent contributions.

Anonymous

Became a designated visitor for friend in long term care.

Lynda Collins

E-mailed my student to thank him for his participation in class.

Scott Miller

Drove a member of my condo staff home in the snowy weather tonight

Chrissy Nolan

Cooking meals twice a month for low income tenants

Sarah

Taking my son and my aunt out for lunch.

Hulse Playfair & McGarry

Free lunch today for team.... supporting local caterer

Patrick McGarry

Sent note of encouragement to local business

Patrick McGarry

Donation made to Brain Tumour Canada

Anonymous

Cleared snowy drives and sidewalks for neighbours after a very big blizzard

Anonymous

Made a cash donation to my local kosher food bank

Anonymous

Search and found friend for a lonely widow living alone

Anonymous

Connected two lonely senior ladies

Anonymous

Sent gift to friend's elderly mother who had been feeling sad

Anonymous

Sent gift to sad friend, followed with daily check-ins

Anonymous

Gave heart-box chocolates to lonely friend

Craig Coel

Drove an older neighbor and her cat the vet

Kathy Purcell

Shared some baking with neighbours.

Anonymous

Prepared a meal for a family that just had a baby.

Anonymous

Reached out to a few shul families to see how they are doing.

Jen

Bought my music student who has been with me the longest (5 years!), a complete professional audio recording studio set - she is such a hard worker!

Melissa Greenberg

Took lady who lives alone to her dr appt

Penny

Bought a giant box of coffee pods to offer a free coffee to my harworking coworkers

Al Garman

I donated blood plasma in Rabbi Bulka's honour

Sari Zelenietz

Brought food to a family in hospital

Anonymous

My child shoveled our front stairs after this week's snowfall (unasked)

Anonymous

Brought flowers to a front line worker who was struggling

Anonymous

Shoveled the snow for neighbours who are front-line workers

Gwen

Donation to Little Rays Reptiles as they struggle to care for the animals/reptiles

Anonymous

A retiree took buses to bring food to a lone soldier who was in isolation

Saritte Atkin

Helped care for my friend's children while she was sick

Anonymous

Administering COVID vaccines

Anonymous

Prayed for the recovery of a sick baby

Anonymous

I prayed for the recovery of an ill baby

Anonymous

i took a neighbor to the pharmacy

Alysse weinberg

My Zoom account support a women Torah Study group.

Michael Davidson

Visit by weekly an older friend and give comfort and support.

Anonymous

Shovelled snow for elderly neighbour after the snowstorm.

Anonymous

Gave a mall cup of cafe latte to someone who was looking in the garbage for food

Anonymous

I pick up groceries for a single mother and a neighbour with limited ability to get out.

Anonymous

At the end of a long day at work, I cleaned up the car of a colleague that was covered in snow and ice

Anonymous

I helped my mom make breakfast today

Anonymous

rote notes to front line workers

Anonymous

Writing to front line workers

Ahmed

I helped my dad clean the snow of his car

Matthew Yankey

I wrote a Thank You note to Front line workers

Sean Milloy

Thanked my driver

Cloise Yuson

I wrote a thank you letter for the frontline workers.

Natalia Minichilli

I will compliment those around me to put a smile on their face.

Anonymous

wrote a note to say thanks to the front line workers :)

Anonymous

Always stay kind, love each other ,be mindful of your surroundings, pray for everyone no matter who it is. And my God Bless each and everyone.

Anonymous

Write a "than you" note dedicated to the hospital

Anonymous

R&R neighbours car battery.

C. McKinty

Meals for vulnerable women at St Joe's

Anonymous

Helped a truck driver whose vehicle was stuck in a snow bank on my street.

Anonymous

Drove by and brought in all of the garbage and recycling bins in for my in-laws so they wouldn't have to deal with getting them in the snow.

Anonymous

Delivered homemade bread and soup to an injured and bedridden mother of three young children.

Kevin Tencarre

Blew snow out of 2 other neighbour's driveways

Anonymous

Wrote a letter to the frontline worker

Joseph Cama

I sent a thank you note to the frontline workers.

james donnelly

Given note of kindness to a frontline worker

Anonymous

i sent a thank you letter to workers

Anonymous

Baked cookies and delivered them to our neighbours.

Anonymous

Made a nice Valentine for a neighbour who is newly widowed

Melanie Gluss

I baked “thank you” cookies for all the teachers and staff at Manor Park Public School

Susan

I saw a man looking for so l gave him my tea

Susan

I bought furniture from habitat for humanity to make to a donation

Anonymous

I sent out a bnch of notes of appreciation for helping me through a rough time

Jessica Gluss

Sending food to a in need.

Anna Sutherland

Delivered a home made card to a friend down the street

Dan Saikaley

Donated 3 sleeping bags to help the homeless

Sari Zelenietz

Brought food to a family in hospital

Yoyo Z-M

Made breakfast for my mother

Kayla Z-M

Called my grandparents to cheer them up

Eliezer Z-M

Wrote a letter to my grandparents because they love mail

Michael Wood

I will bring warm clothing to a homeless shelter.

Dan Saikaley

Donating blood on the 16th & helped raise $7K for Eldercare Foundation

Anonymous

Keeping our aging family connected over video chat

Dylan Black

I'll be donating blood at the end of this month

Sean DN

Helped the cummunity by creating a virtual comic con, and raise money for ablity first ottawa

Jenn Bruno

My act of kindness will be donating blood in hopes to save multiple lives!

Anonymous

Listening with empathy to someone who has been going through injustices

Maryse Singer

Baked cookies and scones for elderly Neighbour.

Patti Murphy

Doing my 85-year old aunt’s groceries every weekend!

Anonymous

Made sure someone didn't miss his turn for Covid vaccination.

Anonymous

Checked in on a friend who is going through a tough time.

Anonymous

Ordered Shalach Mones for some isolated family

Anonymous

Saw a woman fall in the street; pulled over to help her up

Anonymous

I bought furniture from habitat for humanity to help the fund raising effort

Anonymous

My painting teacher and I made homemade cards for residents and staff at Peter D Clark LTC.

Kristen

Bought a book for a lovely friend.

Anonymous

Paid for the groceries of a mentally disabled young man whose VISA was rejected.

Anonymous

Weekly assistance to one senior and visit to one friend in long term care

Floralove Katz

137 blood donations to date and counting; some concurrent with R. Bulka

Floralove Katz

Shop for elderly, disabled, shut-ins and Deliver meals (over years!)

Mary Jane Beavis

Sent skip the dishes meal to my sister who had surgery

Anonymous

volunteering at the Covid vaccination clinic

Anonymous

There's an employee where I work that I have never met. I only hear her voice on messages to me. I reached out to tell her how much I appreciate her calls, and that she has a wonderful voice. You can just hear the smile in it. I have been cheered by her voice for years and I wanted her to know.

Heather Garnett

Helped my neighbour, who was laid off from their job in the airline industry, to access a new job in healthcare

Heather Garnett

Helped my neighbours to shovel snow from their driveways

Anonymous

Ran an errand for a high risk neighbour who does not leave the house due to COVID

Anonymous

Checked-in with elderly neighours on my street to see how they were doing or needing anything.

Anonymous

Donated children's' necessities to those in need.

Anonymous

Bought a coffee for a colleague

Anonymous

Helped a newcomer family raise funds for rent/legal fees

Anonymous

Dropped off handmade cards of encouragement for staff and residents of Villa Marconi

Anonymous

Donated to mutual aid funds for community members

Gary Seveny

Assisting a physically challenged man find employment.

Anonymous

Making food for Holocaust survivors every week.

Anonymous

Donated to food bank; contacted 6 neighbours to offer help

Anonymous

I bought a coffee for a colleague and called another to check in on her after she presented at a virtual conference.

Anonymous

Even though we don't have dogs, we always keep doggie treats for them.

Shelley McLean

I checked in on a former colleague and let them know I'm here to talk.

Anonymous

volunteered to sell trees as fundraiser for ROH, bought lunch for the staff at assessment center

Kayla Z-M

Brought Challah to a friend for Shabbat

Patrick McGarry

Bought a coffee for a someone I didn't know today.. for no reason.

Patrick McGarry

Checked in on an elderly friend dealing with cancer.

Anonymous

Calling a resident at Hillel Lodge regularly to check in.

RNs - D6 Civic Campus

Regular donations of chips, cookies, chocolate, personal hygiene products for patients

Debbie Fischman

I set up a regular study/conversation partnership with a young woman who feels alone.

Anonymous

Purchased a hot drink on a freezing day for someone homeless

Jenna Griffiths

I sent a note of appreciation to my staff

Jenna Griffiths

Welcomed neighbours with wine for couple/toy for toddler

Alex

Shoveled the snow off the neighbourhood rink for the kids to use

Andrea

Called an elderly friend who lives alone

Anonymous

Donated old board games to a charity for newcomers.

Anonymous

I baked challah for my neighbor for Shabbat

Anonymous

Read the television listings to a visually impaired senior

Joanne

Took my senior parent to a medical appointment

Kerry Patterson-Baker

Paid for the coffee orders behind me at starbux!

Anonymous

Shovelled elderly neighbors driveways

Laura

I walked my neighbour's dog this week because she has a sore foot and couldn't get out in the snow.

Shannon Gorman

Shoveling neighbours driveways, signed Donor card

Julie Daly

Handing out warm winter clothing directly to homeless individuals.

Anonymous

I bring hot meals to homeless peoples in the winter

Anonymous

I buy coffee for the person in front of me in line

Susan

Donations to charity; calling and checking in on someone living alone almost every day for the last year.

Anonymous

I do the weekly grocery shopping for my elderly neighbours.

Anonymous

I make extra supper and take it to a homeless person

Anonymous

I am creating a food pantry in my apartment building

Shawn Aaron

Volunteered to give covid vaccines at TOH

Anonymous

Helping with Social Committe tasks which keeps staff morale up !

Anonymous

Buying groceries for my neighbours for last ten months

Anonymous

Donated to different Ottawa Food banks and Homes/Mission for the Homeless in Ottawa

Anonymous

Sent flowers and a note to a friend, struggling.

Lisa Bereskin

Found wallet with ID, money, etc. and took it to a bank (credit card from bank was in it).

Anonymous

Spent time on the phone with soneone who is struggling

Anonymous

Donate money to help someone pay for psychiatric treatment.

Deb Johnston

Collected trailer full of clothes for Honduran victims of Cat5 hurricanes.

Mindy Zobin

During the winter, I have been making soups and delivering them to family I know who are homebound and feeling very down during the pandemic. It's been a great way to see them from their doorstep regularly and bring them something to warm the soul.

Eliezer Z-M

Shovelled my elder neighbour's driveway.

Yoyo Z-M

Shovelled driveway for my parents

Sari Zelenietz

Cooked dinner for a friend who just had a baby

Sari Zelenietz

Brought kosher meals to families admitted to hospital

Julie Cafley

Brought dinner to my neighbour. xx

Eric K

Delivered food to a women's shelter.

Anonymous

Volunteering in vaccine clinic-donating the income to charity

Christine & Mark Taylor

Purchased 2 dozen meals from Arlington Five for their 'Meal for a neighbour' program supporting those in need

Anonymous

Donated to the food bank.

Anonymous

Spent time listening to a mentally challenged person

Danielle Robinson

Purchased & delivered groceries for a neighbour in quarantine.

Anonymous

Cooked meals for a family that really needed the help. I delivered in right to their home!

Anonymous

Got a good job for a Jewish person.

Anonymous

Foster sick cats until ready for adoption

Leslie O'Sullivan

Donated for the first time to the Soi Dog Foundation.

Debbie Dannehl

Drove my darling grandson home from school to save him taking three busses.

Debbie Dannehl

Drove my friend to his eye appointment on a very cold day.

Katz family

Bought items on the food bank’s list and delivered

C. van Leeuwen

Each day connect with someone through word/action and prayer.

Anonymous

Helped a homeless person find shelter

Anonymous

Raised money for a local charity

Jacqueline B

Make coffee and a hot lunch for a local homeless person on a weekly basis. The gift is having him in our lives.

Anonymous

Made donation to Minwaashin Lodge to support Indigenous women children

Pauline Goldberg

I listen and Give emotional support to friends and flowers in appreciation for kindnesses given to me. to me as I'm not well as well.

Binyomin Bulka

Helped someone get his stuck car out of the snow

Anonymous

Organized a food drive

Anonymous

I am making a donation to the Ottawa food bank

Lisa Menard

Regularly clearing snow for elderly neighbour who just had heart surgery.

Cindy

gave money to a homeless man on a -30 cold day

Helly Bharwad

Signed up to donate blood!

Helly Bharwad

Signed up to be a blood donor!

Helly Bharwad

Volunteering at a hospital to help out during COVID

Helly Bharwad

Tutoring students!

Helly Bharwad

Fundraising for multiple sclerosis and refugees

Helly Bharwad

Donated to a thrift store!

Helly Bharwad

Opened up a new organization to help students in STEM

Anonymous

Reached out to someone observing a yahrzeit

Anonymous

Spent time on the phone with someone who lives alone

Anonymous

Delivered food to those in need

Liz M.

Helping a Syrian child who is struggling with English.

Shelley McLean

I shovelled my neighbours driveway and walkway.

Isaac Bushewsky

Donated blood

Julia Van Drie

Donated to the building of a mikveh!

Mark Goldenberg DDS

Volunteered to administer COVID-19 vaccinations this weekend

Dave

Brought Shabbat dinner to a family who could really use it

Anonymous

Helped fix a family's equipment

Anonymous

Helped a friend move some stuff

Sari Zelenietz

Brought food to families in hospital.

Anonymous

Jewish food bank deliveries and tutor Israeli students in English

Merle Haltrecht

make and donate baby quilts

Merle H-M

Volunteer with IsraelConnect to help an Israeli student with her English

Merle H-M

happily arranging the packing and delivery of Purim bags to seniors

Claire

my husband, kids and myself shoveled our neighbor's driveway

Claire

Connect with elderly father by video visit to listen to his wonderful stories of his youth

Sandy Ages

Baking healthy desserts and distributing them to family and friends - sweets of love.

Anonymous

Donated boots to the Ottawa Food Bank donation bin for their clients

Eleanoar Holmgren

Cleared my neighbours driveways.

Kate J

Called my grandma to keep her from getting lonely

Anonymous

Helped a stranger in poor health to walk home

Kate J

Helped a classmate with schoolwork

Anonymous

Made valentine day cards for residents at my local long term care home

Rhonda McIntosh

Driving my son to school today because I will miss him - first day back

Mari Murray

In honour of their hard work & dedication to our amazing students, all staff at CHEO School were given a mid-winter wellness kit to thank them and cheer them up! They are amazing professionals who demonstrate commitment & dedication to our special education students with complex medical needs.

Rebecca MacDonald

I paid for a impoverished man’s groceries.

stuart lazear

Donation to Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Anonymous

I returned my elderly neighbours' garbage bins from the curb

Anonymous

אני מלווה ומטייל עם אישה הסובלת מדמנציה

Selena Goldberg and Family

Made a donation to Rabbi Bulka's Kind Canada Project and took the kindness pledge.

Anonymous

Donate blood at every opportunity.

Alanna Grant

Rescued two beagles (dogs) from getting killed on a busy secondary road.

Alanna Grant

Rescued two beagles (dogs) from getting killed on a busy secondary road.

Heather Grant

Broke a glass jar that was over a skunk's head.

Yehudit and Ze’ev Simmons

Donated food to Ottawa Kosher Food Bank

Anonymous

Actually talk normally to a homeless person

Anonymous

Donate blood regularly

Anonymous

Sponsor a needy child in another country

Anonymous

Work on behalf of people experiencing homelessness

Anonymous

Visited a sick friend

Anonymous

Visit a neighour in poor health every Saturday

Anonymous

Monthly donation to Save the Children

Anonymous

Donated to KBI to help sponsor Mishloach Manot delivery

Anonymous

Called and reached out to seniors in my community

Eytan Kalin

i helped with souperhero to deliver soups to healthcare workers

Eytan Kalin

i called my grand parents to wish them shabbat shalom

Eytan Kalin

i helped a kid answer questions when they where late

Eytan Kalin

i made sure that my dog got lots of exercise

Eytan Kalin

i gave a letter to my friend to make him happy

Ethan Kalin

i made sure that my dog was fed

Eytan Kalin

every year i help with mada

Eytan Kalin

i donated food to something called feed the truck

Eytan Kalin

i helped make food

Anonymous

Have called and face timed with a recently widowed friend who lives alone almost daily since the pandemic began.

Linda Meyer

thermos of coffee on a walk with a friend

Anonymous

Donated to Food Bank. Errands for senior since March 2020

Nancy Oakley

I give blood on a regular schedule

Anonymous

For my friends that have cancer I make home cooked food and give support that is needed.

Alec Mills

Blood Donation

Rev. Di Jaggassar

Anonymous flowers for Long-Term Care Staff and Residents

Jeff Sidney

Phone calls to people in need of outside contact

Steven Kimmel

Commitment to call a senior citizen every day (not shabbat) just to check in and see how they are doing.

Ibolya Wiesel

Charity Donation to “Meir Panim” to feed Holocaust

Anonymous

We sponsor a woman in financial need to attend the Naomi Bulka Community Mikvah each month, in perpetuity. We love you Rabbi Bulka.

Anonymous

I take time to call and listen to and encourage two persons who live alone everyday.

Anonymous

Donated to a cancer fund

Anonymous

Sent surprise gift to a friend who had bad day.

Anonymous

Sent flowers to a family suffering a loss

Anonymous

Sit on volunteer board, be present for people

Hedy Segal

I call people who live alone and donate to worthy charities frequently.

Anonymous

Bake cheesecakes as gifts for family, friends and colleagues.

Anonymous

Always smile and listen to those in need

Ellen Seville-Norris

Volunteer to work every Christmas

Anonymous

Call 5 people living alone on a rotational basis.

Anonymous

Donate to the food bank every grocery store trip

Ron Singer

Taking my neighbour to his medical appointments after he broke his foot.

Jackie Mills

donated to person standing in intersection asking drivers for food money

Anonymous

Called lonely person, donated to charity

Anonymous

I am poor, but managed to buy 10 coffees for strangers

Marie Claire P.

I just love when we FaceTime with our grandkids. Although we live near our grandchildren, the pandemic has kept us from hugging them, cuddling, and having them at our place for special time with Gramma and Grampa. I appreciate that they call every day. Thank you Rabbi Bulka

Anonymous

removed snow from my neighbours driveway

Anonymous

shopping for groceries and picking up medications for homebound couple

Tasha Darren

Tasha and her family make sandwiches for the homeless on the weekend

Elissa Hall

Elissa makes cups a sweaters for fund raisers for a number of groups

Ricardo owner of The Fix Hair Salon Thunder Bay, On

Every Monday he goes to Grace Place and cuts the homeless hair

Anonymous

Supported Mark Holzman’s upcoming cold walk in support of Cornerstone

Sandy and Murray Ages

Demonstrating our love by delivering sweet homemade treats to family and friends during Covid.

Sandy and Murray Ages

Immigrant family going through tough times with their restaurant during Covid, sent check through the mail to them.

Sandy and Murray Ages

Brought homemade dinner to friends after they moved into new apartment.

Sandy and Murray Ages

A Parcel was delivered to the wrong address and we notified recipient so we could deliver it to him.

Sandy and Murray Ages

Brought homemade dinner to a friend after her surgery.

Hadassa Landau

Surprised co-workers with home-baked pastries.

Anonymous

I shovelled before neighbours left for work I am 69

Melissa Button

Bought pizza for a client's husband who was waiting for her in the ER

Bonnie Nunner

Gave an Elderly man who said his nose was running, a pkg. of kleenex.

Kalman Green

I made a big pot of goulash for a family of friends that all have COVID and are quarantined .

Barb Derick

When i see my neighbour cats crying and cold i knock on their owners door and get them in.

Bob Livingston

Staying in contact with Bosnian war victims

Connie Lanthier

Checked in on elderly neighbour.

Anonymous

Paid for the car behind me at the drive thru

Erica Bregman

Donated food to the Food Bank

Paul Dupuis

Shovelled neighbours back deck and path to the front of the house

Anonymous

Snow clearing for neighbours. Donated food. Prepared and donated hot meals for 2 less fortunate people. The rabbi has been inspirational to me over many years at the remembrance day ceremonies.

Michele

Kindness starts on your plate. I went vegan for everyone.

Bob Lanthier

Shovelled the lane way for ailing neighbour.

Anonymous

Donated winter clothing for the homeless shelter.

Cindy Poplove

about a week and a half ago I made a healthy soup and dropped off for someone that just had gallbladder surgery.

Anonymous

Taking part yes. Prayers of love ,peace to Rabbi Bulka.

Anonymous

Prepared Meals for friend following major surgery

Anonymous

Donated Winter Clothes to homeless centre

Anonymous

On Friday's I call the Holocaust survivor who went on the March of the Living with me. She lives alone, and especially during COVID has been isolated so I make sure she has someone to talk to

Anonymous

We made a special donation to honour Rabbi Bulka to www.veahavta.org

Anonymous

checking in with and running errands for survivors during Covid

Jerrold Landau

My phoneline is always open to friends living alone.

Neil F.

Gave a pint of blood

Anonymous

Two of the teachers that I work with live alone and are teaching from home. I know they are going through various physical challenges and that they may be struggling. I called them both and chatted for a while. They were very happy that I did! I am their school principal.

Dow under in Oz

Invited an Israeli I’d never previously met, for Shabbat

Ila Hogan

Donated to 24 hour relay run for cancer

Anonymous

Deliver food to a family from our local food pantry.

Anonymous

Made soup to hand out at soup kitchen.

Anonymous

Gave a $50 gift card to a curbside loblaws worker who was working the shift by herself out in the cold.

Anonymous

Keeping in tough with an isolated old lady

Sharonne Katz

Cooked soup for a friend in need.

Anonymous

Delivered Care gift baskets to 10 shul members in Toronto who live alone.

Anonymous

Baked for colleagues and their families

Anonymous

Made chicken soup for a friend in need

Anonymous

Driving an older friend to the cemetery for her last visit before she makes aliyah to be near her kids/grandkids

Anonymous

Package food and do deliveries for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank.

Anonymous

Daily check in by text with an individual who lives alone and has health issues.

Anonymous

Worked someone else's shift while he was in the hospital (for free- so he wouldn't have to use sick time)

Anonymous

Trying to make social housing has masks for pandemic

Anonymous

registered as an organ donor

Anonymous

Registered as an Organ Donor

Betty C

knit toques to be distributed for free

Anonymous

I have been telephoning someone who lives alone or is isolated during these crazy Covid times, every day.

Ellen Kafka Izso

Delivered food to 2 neighbours, recently widowed! Today!

Ellie and Izzy

Made 50 packages of gifts for seniors!

S. Beck

Extending assistance & food to single Syrian Mom/3 children ❤️

Steven Spodek

I buy socks in bulk to give to give to homeless people

Helene Bauer

Gifted a framed Star Trek picture to fellow in nursing home to brighten his room as he his a big Trekkie fan

Debbie Bauer

Donated toiletries+supplies to homeless, paid for woman's request for bus fare

Anonymous

Made food for a friend with cancer

Anonymous

Donated socks for men at the Shepards of Good Hope

Mimi Schachter

Donate charity, call 5 people who live alone, food shop for them.

Clare

I test weekly for Covid to see my 100 year old Mum in LTC.

Anonymous

Driving a loved one to an appointment b/c of Covid anxiety

Anonymous

Donated clothes to ottawa neighbourhood Service and bought a tree for Israel

Anonymous

Donation to a LTC home to purchase an electric bed

Merle H-M

donate my hair to CHEO when hairdresser's back to work!

Merle H-M

Chatted and laughed with a lonely neighbour 2 metres apart.

Deb Gibeault

I gave a warm duvet to a homeless man on Sunday when temperatures hit -20

Anonymous

Bought coffee and donut for a needy man

Deb Gibeault

I drop off fresh baked goods to the seniors of our town.

Deb Gibeault

I donate supplies to our local (no kill) animal shelter

Deb Gibeault

I do daily senior check-in calls during the Stay-at-Home order.

Deb Gibeault

I deliver groceries for the seniors of our Town

Rachel Levine

I donated blood for the first time in years.

Anonymous

Used email & photos to send my love to three mourners.

Gerry Cammy

Donating radios to ill patients at various hospitals in Ottawa area.

Lorne Duke

Signed-up to participoate in the Great Cycle Challenge with the goal of raising 200 Chai - $3600 - for cancer research.

Christine Chevalier

Facebook Page to share Kindness and smiles.

Francine Schlessinger

Volunteered at Ottawa Torah Day school to tutor students virtually who are having difficulty with math.

Elizabeth Kronick

crocheting blankets for Hillel Lodge

Anonymous

I pray for those affected by COVID. There are so many!

Anonymous

Send funny or comforting emails to people who are finding staying at home difficult.

Golda Brown

A 93 year old woman on her own in a one bedroom apartment. I speak to her regularly and send her cards saying how much she is loved.

Anonymous

Rejoiced with a prisoner who has been paroled. He deserves it.

George and Vera Gara

.We always had and have great respect for Rabbi Bulka and we wish him well.

Anonymous

I cared for my mother after her surgery and I am bringing her dinner tonight.

Aliza and Samuel Konig

Cooking a mommy meal for a parents with twin preemies

Tom & Terry Flood Kanata

We are doing Kanata Food Cupboard deliveries.

Anonymous

Delivering meals & snacks to two friends who have lost loved ones or spouse in hospital.

Michael Segal

Signed up to give blood

Anonymous

Donated blood! (Inspired by your collaborative anti-racism campaign)

Joanne Kalman

contacted seniors living alone

Chaim Strauchler

Gave Blood in Rabbi Bulka's Honour.

Barb Wiseberg

Offering support to others who are waiting for an organ transplant.

Lewis Retik

Officially registered as an organ donor.

Anonymous

Made a Shiva meal plus extra food for a friend battling cancer who just lost her Mother.

Anonymous

Helping make meals for people in need of them.

Susan

Dinner for a sick friend

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