Rebbetzin Shaindel Bulman a”h


candle-small4It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rebbetzin Shaindel Bulman a”h, wife of Rav Nachman Bulman zt”l.

From 1954 to 1957 Rav Nachman served as rov in South Fallsburg and from 1957 to 1962 Rav Bulman was the head of the Adath Yeshurun Shul in Newport News, Virginia. Rav Bulman then served in the rabbinate in the West Bronx 1962 to 1967 and was one of the founders of the Jewish Observer at the time. From 1967 to 1975 he was the rov of Far Rockaway, NY, where he founded and taught at the Sarah Schneirer High School and Seminary and the Yeshivah of Far Rockaway. Throughout the years, Rebbetzin Bulman was a pillar of support to her husband, inspiring the women in each community and assisting her husband in his avodas hakodesh. A dynamic and exceptionally warm woman, she was a phenomenal force in so many ways, impacting numerous people.

In 1975, Rav and Rebbetzin Bulman settled in Sanhedria, Yerushalayim. He later served as rov in Migdal HaEmek. Rav and Rebbetzin Bulman moved to Maalot Dafna in Yerushalayim and Rav Bulman taught at Ohr Sameyach. In 1996, he founded a Beis Midrash, Nachlas Tzvi, in Telzstone. The Bulmans later moved to Neveh Yaakov in northeast Yerushalayim where Rav Bulman founded the Nachaliel Beis Medrash. Rav Bulman was niftar in 2002.

Perhaps the Rav and Rebbetzin’s life’s work can be summed up by one of the last episodes of Rav Bulman’s life. Three days before his petirah, a woman in her 80s arrived with her daughter to pay a visit. He was hardly able to communicate any more. But when Rav Bulman’s daughter asked him, “Do you remember L.K?” he nodded yes.

“She’s here to visit you. Can she come in?” again he nodded.

The woman came in and spoke to him with a southern drawl.

“Rabbi,” she said, “I want you to know that you changed my life and the life of many people. You taught us to love the Torah. You taught us that there is a G-d who always cares for us. Rabbi, I love you and I will never forget you.”

Thus the old woman, once a young congregant of his, gave back a little of what she had received so many years before.

Such was the impact of Rebbetzin Bulman and her husband.

The levaya was held on Tuesday afternoon at Shamgar in Yerushalayim.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{ Israel News Bureau}