Rabbi Justus N. Baird
Director, Center for Multifaith Education, Auburn Theological Seminary
Rabbi Justus N. Baird has served as the Director of the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City since 2007. He oversees the seminary's multifaith programming, which strives to prepare religious leaders for a religiously diverse world.
Rabbi Baird was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion where he studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He brings an entrepreneurial approach to his work; before entering rabbinical school he co-founded Questia.com, a successful and far-reaching academic online library, and in 2009 he founded Yerusha, an alternative Hebrew school.
Rabbi Baird has taught, preached in, and consulted with seminaries, churches, synagogues, mosques, and interfaith organizations around the United States. He also oversees Face to Face / Faith to Faith, Auburn's international multifaith teen leadership program.