Rob Bildner

Rob is a former attorney who left the practice of law to create several food distribution and manufacturing companies with the goal of bringing innovative and healthy perishable food products to the retail market, including those grown and produced by local farmers across the country. Rob has long been active in the philanthropic world. Together, he and Elisa established the Foundation for Jewish Camp in 1998 to build a strong Jewish future through transformative summers, and he continues to serve on a number of nonprofit boards. Over the years Rob has also pursued a lifelong love of photography by studying at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, learning technique and editing from professional photographers such as Stephen Donaldson (a prominent Berkshires photographer), and attending photography workshops around the world––from Cuba to Yale University to Yosemite. He poured that passion and experience into photographing the farms, farmers, restaurants, and chefs in The Berkshire Farm Table Cookbook (with more shared on the website). Rob is a graduate of Yale University, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Elisa and Rob divide their time between Montclair, New Jersey and Becket, Massachusetts, one of the hill towns of the Berkshires––and their “spiritual home.” They have four grown children.

Articles by Rob Bildner

Savory Beet Latkes Recipe

Bold and beautiful, these latkes are perfect all year long.