Rabbi Justus Baird is Senior Vice President, National Programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He shapes strategy for the Institute’s national initiatives (including programs for rabbis, campuses, and interfaith audiences), develops new program strategies, and serves as senior leadership.
Prior to joining Hartman, Justus was the Dean of Auburn Seminary. He was ordained at HUC-JIR and is an alumnus of both the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and the Hartman Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI).
Raised in Texas, Justus lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife Rabbi Julie Roth (Director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University) and their three children. To stay healthy and sane, he rows on Lake Carnegie twice a week.