The Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103- Map It
Phone: (415) 655-7800

AAA Editor Notes

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is at 736 Mission St. between 3rd and 4th sts., in the Yerba Buena cultural district. Designed by noted architect Daniel Libeskind, the museum is in the 1907 former Jessie Street Power Station. The contemporary design is reminiscent of the Hebrew letters that form the word l'chaim, which means “to life.” Its traveling and permanent exhibits examine and celebrate Jewish culture, history, art and ideas. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$14; $12 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $5 (Thurs. after 5); free (ages 0-18). An additional fee may be charged for special exhibitions.
Station: Montgomery Street
Hours: Thurs.-Tues. 11-5 (also Thurs. 5-8). Guided tours are given Fri.-Tues. at 11:30 and 1:30, Thurs. at 11:30, 1:30 and 5:30. ASL and Verbal Description tours also are available; phone for details. Closed Jan. 1-2, the first day of Passover, July 4, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Thanksgiving.