Accessibility Information

The Contemporary Jewish Museum strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible to all of our visitors. The CJM recognizes the diversity of our visitors, and offers a variety of resources and programs for individuals of all abilities on a regular basis.

For more information, comments, and questions about access programs and services at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, please call 415.655.7856 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Physical Access


The CJM is fully accessible for wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Wheelchairs may be checked out free-of-charge and on a first-come-first-serve basis at coat check, in the lobby on the ground floor. Wheelchair positions have been reserved in Goldman Hall when it is used as an auditorium. All levels of the building are accessible by elevators.

Service Animals

Visitors with disabilities may bring their service animals into all areas where the public is permitted.

Reserved Seating for Public Programs

Reserved seating is available for wheelchairs and any other visitors needing special access seating in Goldman Hall during public programs.


In addition to accessible public restrooms located on the first and second floors in the Contemporary Jewish Museum, family and gender-neutral restrooms are located on first level, near Wise Sons Deli.

Visitors with Impaired Vision


For visitors who are blind or partially-sighted, we offer guided verbal description tours with advance reservation. Room signage and elevator controls have raised Braille text. Large-print labels are available for all exhibitions. They can be found in dispensers at exhibition entrances. Stairs have contrasting vision strips to indicate top and bottom treads of the stairs.

Information for Visitors who are Deaf or have Hearing Impairments

For visitors who are deaf or have hearing impairments, ASL interpretation is provided at no fee for all public programs, lectures, and private tours. To request ASL interpretation, please contact the Access Program Manager at least two weeks in advance.

Access Tours

As part of The CJM’s mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, a variety of tours are offered to enhance the experience of visitors with disabilities. All tours are customized to the needs, interests and abilities of your group.  Access Tours »

Family Access Days

The CJM offers family access days for families with children with disabilities, special needs, or other health-care needs. Family access days include a guided gallery experience and a hands-on art-making workshop, and other multisensory activities.  Family Programs »

Teacher Access Workshops

The CJM provides professional development workshops and resources for special and general education teachers focusing on how to creating engaging and inclusive art experience for students with disabilities.  Teacher Programs »


Major support for Access Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum comes from Wells Fargo Foundation.

Wells Fargo


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