Rabbi Justus Baird

Office: 212-662-4315
E-mail:jbaird@auburnseminary.org

Rabbi Justus N. Baird is Dean of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. As Dean, he oversees education programs that help build a multifaith movement for social justice. Prior to becoming Dean in 2012, he directed Auburn's multifaith work for five years.

Rabbi Baird was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion where he studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.  He received a B.S. from Rice University and holds a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard Business School. As an educational entrepreneur he co-founded Questia.com (1999), a successful and far-reaching academic online library, and Yerusha (2009), an experimental approach to Jewish supplementary school.

He has taught, preached in, and consulted with seminaries, churches, synagogues, mosques, and interfaith organizations around the U.S. and internationally. Raised in Texas, Rabbi Baird lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife Rabbi Julie Roth (Director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University) and their three children.

Selected recent writing by Justus Baird: