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The CJM makes the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience through innovative exhibitions and programs that educate, challenge, and inspire. Dynamic and welcoming, our Daniel Libeskind-designed facility is a place to experience art, music, film, literature, debate, and—most importantly—people.

directions & CONTACT

736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Hours & holidays


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The Museum is closed on:

  • New Year's Day 
  • The first day of Passover 
  • Independence Day
  • The first day of Rosh Hashanah 
  • Yom Kippur 
  • Thanksgiving 

The Museum is open on Christmas day, December 25.

special notices

bag check

Please note that no bags are allowed in Swig and Dinner Families Gallery during the exhibition Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational. For your convenience, The Museum offers complimentary coat check. 

The Museum Will Close at 4pm On:

  • Friday, Mar 30, 2018, for Passover

The Museum Will Be Closed On:

  • Saturday, Mar 31, 2018, for Passover

Preordered General Admission tickets aren’t necessary for your visit. For tickets to our public programs, please visit the link below.

  • Adults
  • Seniors (65 Years & Older)
  • Students
  • Ages 18 & Under
  • Members
  • Thursdays after 5pm

Discounts for Groups of 10 or more.

Free First Tuesdays

Every first Tuesday of each month, admission to The Museum is free! Visitors are welcome to explore current exhibitions, view engaging films, and participate in Creative Aging programs at no cost.


Tours of The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s architecture and current exhibitions are offered on all open days. Tours meet at the Sala Webb Education Center, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are necessary. Exhibition tours are limited to the first twenty people. All tour times and locations are subject to change or cancellation. Private tours and school tours are also available by reservation.

Wise Sons
Wise Sons

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen is dedicated to building community through traditional Jewish comfort food. Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish recipes with the best Californian ingredients to make delicious deli fare that would make their bubbies proud.


  • Mon–Fri
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  • Sun

Wednesdays, walk-up window only. Museum admission not required for dining service.


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CJM Museum Store
Dove Menorah by Nima Oberoi

Shop at The Contemporary Jewish Museum for exhibition-related catalogs, selected Judaica, and thoughtful gifts. All sales support The Museums educational mission. Shop here online or at The CJM.

Members save 10% on all purchases

Use code CJMMEMBER to receive your online discount. Family-level Members save 20% on kids’ merchandise. Use code CJM FAMILY to receive your 20% online discount. Members' discount will be applied when processing orders. Subject to CJM membership verification.

Not a Member? Contact us to join at 415.655.7822 or online at


The Contemporary Jewish Museum strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible, and that all of our visitors feel a sense of welcome, respect, and inclusion. We believe that positive arts and cultural experiences are essential to building healthy communities. For information, registration, or to request an accommodation, contact Access and Community Engagement Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum: 415.655.7856 or

Visit With Kids
Andria Lo

The Contemporary Jewish Museum offers a variety of family friendly programs that can make your visit meaningful, memorable, and enriching. Join us for fun and interactive opportunities where you can make art, play, enjoy live performances, explore The Museum, and spend quality time together.