Community Welcome & Celebration

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9 | 12–3pm
Admission: Free Museum admission all day
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About the Program

Please Join the Contemporary Jewish Museum in welcoming New Executive Director Lori Starr and commemorating the CJM’s five-year anniversary.  Join us on Jesse Square for a reading by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia and remarks by California State Senator Mark Leno. 
Entertainment all afternoon inside and outside the Museum by the AXIS Dance Company, The Conspiracy of Beards, True Life Trio, and Porto Franco Klezmer All-Stars; as well as arts and crafts, music and dancing, poetry and magic, and food and drink. 
Museum admission is free all day, 11am–5pm.



Major support for the Contemporary Jewish Museum comes from the Koret and Taube Foundations, who are the Lead Supporters of the 2012/13 exhibition season. The Museum also thanks the Jim Joseph Foundation for its major support of innovative strategies for educating and engaging audiences in Jewish learning. Additional major support is provided by an Anonymous Donor; Bank of America; Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill; Columbia Foundation; The Covenant Foundation; Suzanne and Elliott Felson; Gaia Fund; Denise Garone and Stuart A. Kogod; The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Walter and Elise Haas Fund; Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt; the Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund; the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund; Osterweis Capital Management; Alison Gelb Pincus and Mark Pincus; The Skirball Foundation; Ruth and Alan Stein; Roselyne Chroman Swig; Target; and Anita and Ronald Wornick.

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AXIS Dance Company is a resident company of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival


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