Welcome! We are so glad you’re here. School programs at The CJM aim to cultivate cultural sensitivity and awareness, center students' diverse voices and identities, provide enriching creative arts experiences, and share multifaceted stories of Jewish life.
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The CJM is excited to offer interactive in-person and virtual school tours that highlight art and exhibition content, as well as the architecture and history of The CJM’s building and surrounding neighborhood. Tours include connections to Jewish stories as a lens for exploring our diverse community.
All school tours are interactive and feature hands-on art activities. Virtual school tours are offered Monday–Wednesday. In-person school tours are available on Thursdays, Fridays, and some Sundays.
All CJM school tours are free of charge for Bay Area schools; availability is limited, and advance reservation is required.
Tour offerings for the 2023–2024 school year include:
The CJM is proud to be a recipient of the 2022 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education, awarded jointly by the California Association of Museums and the California Department of Education, for our virtual school tour The Stories and Art of Ezra Jack Keats.
Teacher programs at The CJM are grounded in themes of uplifting diverse voices, promoting student and teacher wellbeing, and fostering positive identity formation through the arts. Explore arts-based lesson plans for your classroom aligned to California state standards in our teacher resources, and check out our teacher programs page for upcoming opportunities to connect with fellow educators and professional development workshops at The Museum.
The TAC Internship brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-round paid internship. Teens work and learn together in a world-class arts environment to experience art and artists, explore identity and culture, produce and lead meaningful public events and programs, and develop professional skills.
The TAC Anti-bias Leaders Fellowship is a year-long program that seeks to empower teens with the training and tools to become leaders in anti-bias activism in their schools and communities. Fellows meet every month and work alongside artists, leaders, and changemakers to build their leadership skills and develop anti-bias projects.
Teacher resource guides connect students to current and past CJM exhibitions, and provide insight into art, history, and culture for various ages and learning modalities. These resources always include connections to art, are suitable for utilizing with or without a visit to The Museum, and follow California curricular standards.
Prepare your class for field trips at The CJM with this step-by-step guide.
Major support for K-12 School and Teacher Programs is generously provided by the California Arts Council; California Bank & Trust; William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Barbara and Ronald Kaufman; The Bernard Osher Foundation; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; The Ullendorff Memorial Foundation; and Yerba Buena Community Benefit Fund.