Bob grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he attended Temple Emanuel (Reform). He has an undergraduate degree in Religion from Boston University, and a master’s degree in Librarianship from the University of Minnesota. He works as a full-time cataloger and reference librarian at Hennepin County’s Ridgedale Library. In October 1986 he was hired as an assistant to Mount Zion’s then librarian, Janice Leichter. When she left to become a law librarian in 1988, Bob became Mount Zion’s librarian. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Wendy, and daughter Hannah, both social workers.