Originally from Mt. Kisco, Justin has studied at Hebrew University and The Pardes Institute in Jerusalem as a fellow of the Nachshon Project. In 2016 he did an immersive gap year at Mechinat Nachshon, a pre-IDF leadership program in Kibbutz Shoval.
Prior to cantorial school, Justin worked as a Hebrew school teacher and street theater actor while earning his B.A. in music at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Justin has just completed his second summers as the musical theater accompanist and tefillah/shira staff at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.