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Tour and Talk: Resilience, Holocaust, and the Architecture of Life

Available by reservation on select dates, Jan–March 2018



More dates may be added to the schedule if there is interest; please email for more information.

How do we move forward from the past while vowing to never forget? The architecture of the Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) is a testament to history and resilience: it is a celebration of life and strength designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, a child of Holocaust survivors, with deeply embedded Jewish symbolism and meaning. A first-hand testimony by a Holocaust survivor is at the heart of this 2.5-hour Museum experience, which includes an exploration of the symbolism of The CJM’s architecture through the lens of resilience and a hands-on artistic reflection. 


All K–12 schools free with $25 deposit

Group size is limited to 22 students. We recommend 3 free chaperones per group of 22. We can accommodate multiple groups simultaneously.

University groups are $25 per group of 20.


  • Tuesday, Jan 30 SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, Feb 1 SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, Feb 13 SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, Mar 1 SOLD OUT
  • Friday, May 4

Tours begin at 9:30 or 10:10am. See the tour booking form for more information.


Reservations are required for school tour groups, and must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of your tour.


Need help?

Reservations can be made online, or by calling 415.655.7857, or by emailing


School and Teacher Programs are made possible by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Leadership support comes from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and The Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. Patron support is provided by the The Bavar Family Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, the Toole Family Charitable Foundation,  and the Ullendorff Memorial Foundation.