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Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
+1 415-655-7800
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This museum houses fascinating and sometimes controversial exhibits on Jewish history and culture.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
+1 415-655-7800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice museum. Small but interesting exhibits. Very neat physical space. Definitely worth the visit. Lovely gift shop with wonderful items, not inexpensive. Have lunch in the deli, it’s pretty good. Service is a bit lackluster, but the food is fine.

Thank jmcorwin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum has excellent special expositions, so go if one interests you as they do a very good job. It's in the center of San Francisco's newest cultural neighborhood.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibitions limited. Docent referred to the museum as a modern art museum so don't expect to see relics or antiques or anything that's typically Jewish. The art work on display was electronic or what I call avant guard. Think of it as high school finals...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This museum had two visiting exhibits, very different, and each intriguing. It's an inexpensive and enjoyable way to expand your understanding of Judaism in America. Don't miss the permanent installation in the main hall, made up of historical globes. Or the history of the building...More

Thank TPN423
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The CJM is housed in a stunningly designed former Power Station, which preserves much of the original and adds visually awesome detail and color and expanse to make a great space. The exhibits regularly change to include everything from a female scribe actually crafting a...More

Thank 915majestic
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The ony exhibit was of Roz Chast cartoons. I've long enjoyed her New Yorker cartoons, so this was a treat.

Thank FrugalTraveler95
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Is this history? Is this art? Is this culture? It's all of the above, and if you are interested in moving through quickly, you can certainly do that. But you will have missed so much by doing that. The lobby itself is culturally significant and...More

Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This museum is off the grid but is a fabulous visit. Close to the Yerba Buena Center it is a major contemporary art museum with many attributes include a nearby wine bar. There are regular changes in the standing exhibits whic have include Curious George...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I was going to go to the museum last Friday, but one of the ushers told me it'd be free on the first Tuesday of the month. So, that's when I returned. I found it rather small. I was expecting something different, something about the...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum has no permanent exhibits, so I'm sure visitors' experiences vary based on the installations. A past visit in 2912 featured history of the Jews of San Francisco and some art. Thrilled this time with a large, fascinating exhibit of the artist/cartoonist Roz Chast,...More

Thank jsr1029
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31 January 2016|
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Response from 13out | Reviewed this property |
They should be open from 11am to 5 pm unless it is the first day of one of the religious festival periods. Check their website.