Western MA and Berkshire Region



Thursday, December 2 | 7 pm Central Timee

FREE Virtual Event

Hosted by FAN: Family Action Network


Sunday May 9, 2021 | 7 pm EST

Cooking Demo
Hosted by Jewish Alliance of Great Rhode Island of
Providence, RI

Link tbd

Wednesday, April 28 | 12:00 pm EST

Cookbook Talk & Demo

Hosted by Northeastern University

Link tbd

Tuesday, April 20 | 6 pm EST

Virtual Book Talk

The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living
Somerset, NJ

Link tbd

Wednesday, March 10 | 7:30 pm EST

Virtual Book Discussion

Hosted by Berkshire Grown

Food writer Darra Goldstein moderates this virtual presentation featuring authors Rob and Elisa, who will share their inspirations and experiences gathering recipes with foods grown on Berkshire farms. The Bildners, along with panelists Chef Brian Alberg, Missy Leab from Ioka Valley Farm, and Maddie Elling from Hosta Hill, will speak about what they all have in common, a passion for the land they live on, and for the food they grow and produce.

Link here to register for the event; the Zoom link will be emailed on March 8.

Thursday, March 4 | 7 pm EST

Virtual Book Discussion and Recipe Demo

New Jersey Y Camps

Link here to register and you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

Thursday, January 14 | 6 pm EST

Virtual Cookbook Chat and Audience Q & A
Hosted by Northshire Bookstore

Monday December 14 | 1:00 pm EST

Cookbook Talk & Demo

Hosted by Northeastern University

Tuesday December 8 | 1:00 pm EST

Reinventing Yourself After Sixty

Hosted by American Jewish University

Link here to watch the live event 

Monday December 7 | 1:30 pm EST

The Detroit Jewish Book Fair 
Cookbook Discussion

Hosted by JCC of Metro Detroit

Link here to watch the live event (no registration required) 

Tuesday December 1 | 7:30 pm EST

Community-wide Cookbook Discussion

Hosted by JCC of Central NJ 

Thursday November 5 | 8 pm EST

Virtual Cookbook Discussion

Hosted by Community Synagogue of
Port Washington, NY


Friday October 23 | 2 pm EST

Food for Thought/Cooking Demo
Tampa Bay Jewish Book Festival

Hosted by Tampa JCC & Federation


Tuesday October 13 | 6 pm EST

Demo for Sisterhood

Hosted by Main Line Reform Temple of Wynnewood, PA


Saturday, October 10 | 9:30 am to 12:30 am EST

Book Chat and Signing for Woven Roots CSA Members Only

Woven Roots Farm
12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA 01264

Pre-order your copy of the cookbook online or you can purchase a copy on site.


Wednesday September 30 | 700 pm EST

Take a Break for Cooking & Conversation with Project Kesher
Project Kesher is honored to invite you to join us for an evening with Elisa Spungen Bildner and Rob Bildner, dedicated Jewish leaders, philanthropists, and co-authors of the new book, The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook, for a demonstration of one of their wonderful recipes from the book.

Wednesday September 30 | 12:30 pm EST

Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Book Festival
Sukkot Event

Hosted by Miami Beach JCC

Thursday September 17 | 1 pm EST

Remote Cookbook Club Presentation
Hosted by Chatham Public Library of Chatham, NY

So many cookbooks, food blogs, and recipe websites, how can you try them all? Join the Cookbook Club! Each month we’ll pick a different cookbook/website, take on a variety of recipes, and meet online in Zoom to discuss the results. September’s book is The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook, by Elisa Spungen Bildner & Robert Bildner, who will join the discussion. Looks amazing! 

Monday September 14 | 4 to 5 pm EST

Virtual Panel Discussion
“Berkshires Farm Table: A Local Food Conversation”
Hosted by The Mount in Lenox, MA

Panel includes:
Authors Rob Bildner and Elisa Spungen Bildner
Elizabeth Keen of Indian Line Farm 
Jessica Vecchia of Roots Rising

Friday August 14 | 7 to 8:30 pm

Virtual Book Talk
Hosted by the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, CT

Wednesday July 28 | 6 to 7:30 pm

Virtual Book Talk
Hosted by the Stockbridge Library in Stockbridge, MA

Thursday July 9 | 7 to 8:30 pm

Virtual Book Talk
Hosted by Odyssey Bookshop in Millerton, NY

Wednesday June 24 | 7 to 8:30 pm

Virtual Book Talk
Hosted by Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ


“A great cookbook tells a story, about food—where it comes from, how to use it and what to make with it. Authors Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner take it one step further in The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook, bringing readers the stories of the farmers who work and live in the region.”
– The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshires and Beyond