Ariel Bildner, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, currently works as a U.S. Writer and Media Communications Associate for The Israel Project, an educational organization that provides information to the public and the media about Israel and the Middle East. Bildner’s responsibilities include creating press releases, compiling background materials, writing a newsletter, and organizing events.
Ariel Bildner holds a BA in History from Yale University, and he gained extensive experience in public affairs and communications during his time as an undergraduate. Bildner worked for the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., as a Public Affairs Intern. In addition to writing articles and press releases, Bildner served as a docent at the Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind and researched the voting records of members of Congress on relevant issues. He subsequently served as the Chief Publicity Officer for the Yale Student Investment Group and a reporter for the Yale Daily News. In addition, The Yale Israel named Ariel Bildner its Executive Editor and Interview Editor; Bildner co-managed daily operations and interviewed educational and political leaders.
Bildner spent a summer as a Department Intern at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi, where he published histories of Jewish life in six Alabama communities. After graduating from Yale, Ariel Bildner interned for the Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club and Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment. Bildner followed these experiences with service at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as a writer, blogger, and researcher. Just before joining The Israel Project, Ariel Bildner worked at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy as an assistant to Senior Fellow David Makovsky.
Outside of the office, Ariel Bildner enjoys snowboarding, basketball, tennis, and crossword puzzles. Bildner participates in the Yale Alumni Association and supports Kiva.org, a financial agency that makes microloans to small businesses throughout the world.