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Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

8.219 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum
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736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-7800
http://www.thecjm.org/
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California was founded in 1984 and provides informative and artistic insight into Jewish spirit and innovation. It has contemporary art and historical ... Read more
exhibits dedicated to Jewish perspectives on culture and society. It is a great place to discover the history of Jewish past and how it has shaped the Jewish people. The building itself is over 63,000 square feet and was designed by Daniel Libeskind, a world renowned architect. It is open seven days a week, so you can visit it any day that you have free time to learn about Jewish culture.

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Edinburgh, UK

A fascinating museum in a really cool building. I saw an excellent exhibit about Amy Winehouse here, which was worth the cost of admission alone.

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Klang, Malaysia

Located in downtown San Francisci near the Museum of African Diaslora and California Historical Society, this Jrwish Museum presents dynamic exhibitions and educational programs exploring perspectives on Jewish culture, history and ideas.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is an art piece from the inside and out

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

This is a nice museum; it leaves you wanting more. It's just too small unfortunately. The building itself is super interesting though and the exhibits too are interesting, but it just doesn't take long to view this museum.

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Local from San Francisco

If you find yourself saying...hmmm...i've never been there before, then you need to go. Seriously it's a really amazing museum and will surprise you with its humor and insight.

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New Delhi, India

right off market with a wise sons deli inside. they have decent exhibits on sometimes. quite a small foot print. space could be used better.

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San Jose, California, USA

it can be a very peaceful place to help find your center while in the heart of the city

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If I could only pick one favorite among the newer additions to the downtown area, I would choose the Contemporary Jewish Museum. What was once a barren lot is now a beautiful structure with an elegant open area out front. Combined with Yerba Buena Gardens across the street, this one area has become one of my favorite places to relax in the city.

The museum itself is fascinating, though there are fewer things to see than some of the other museums in the city. It's mission of celebrating Jewish heritage is excellent, and I'm elated that this place now exists.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

The stunning architecture consisting of the black cube set against the restored 1907 power station is almost worth the 4 Stars by itself. This is a beautiful museum and a joy to walk through and experience.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Great museum! Convenient location downtown, cool architecture, interesting exhibits! Everyone is friendly and helpful.

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San Jose, California, USA

Really cute museum with great exhibitions.
Their cafe is also nice you can even have matza ball soup :)

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Burns, Kansas

Small but great exhibits

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Moss Beach

They've got excellent programs and shows, in an easy to get to location.

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