The Contemporary Jewish Museum

About Us:

The Contemporary Jewish Museum invites you to explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas through a wide array of dynamic exhibitions and programs. As a lively and welcoming place, the Museum aims to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to experience art, participate in engaging activities, share diverse perspectives, and learn about today's issues and the world around us.

General Information

Category: Organization : Arts & Culture \ Museum
Religion: Jewish - Just Jewish
Community: San Francisco Bay Area  

J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
This holiday season, The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues its tradition of presenting family-friendly exhibitions that explore the work of beloved children’s book illustrators with J. Otto....
November 20 2014 - March 08 2015
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Poland and Palestine
An exhibition of portraits made in the 1930s by photographer Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz (b. 1905, Krakow; d. 1992, Tel Aviv). After his death, his family discovered his life’s work—over 15,000....
February 26 2015 - March 24 2015
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Letters to Afar
Budapest-based filmmaker and video-artist Péter Forgács, along with the New York City-based band The Klezmatics, revisit amateur movies made by Jewish immigrants from the US who visited their....
February 26 2015 - May 24 2015
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Night at the Jewseum: Purim
Don your mask and pull up those fishnets for a Purim celebration like no other. Featuring a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, live music, poets, specialty cocktails, crafts,....
March 05 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Frank London of the Klezmatics
Frank London, Klezmatics' bandleader and collaborator on the current exhibition Letters to Afar, talks about the creation of the exhibition's music and his own Jewish and musical journey.

March 06 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 pm
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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