Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission Street

between 3rd and 4th StreetsSan Francisco, CA 94103


736 Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
94103 San Francisco , CA
United States
Phone: 415.655.7800
California US
With the opening of its new building on June 8, 2008, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) ushered in a new chapter in its twenty-plus year history of engaging audiences and artists in exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The facility, designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, is a lively center where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to experience art, share diverse perspectives, and engage in hands-on activities. Inspired by the Hebrew phrase “L’Chaim” (To Life), the building is a physical embodiment of the CJM’s mission to bring together tradition and innovation in an exploration of the Jewish experience in the 21st century.

Facility Access Information

Café / Restaurant: 
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available: 
Yes, available at coat check
Children’s Backpack Carriers: 
Accessible Restrooms: 
All restrooms are accessible
Family/Unisex Restroom: 
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location: 
First floor, near the cafe
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
the Grand Lobby (entrance), Cafe, inside each gallery and in the hallways
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Galleries and Exhibits
Audio Exhibits: 
Yud Gallery
Large-Print Materials: 
In Koshland Gallery and Swig Gallery
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Interactive gallery tours at the CJM keep participants' voices and ideas central to the conversation and promote critical thinking, creativity, and observation skills. Our inquiry-based tours are fun and interactive, an exceptional way to engage students at the Museum. CJM tours are aligned with California Content Standards in Language Arts, History/Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Our Access Programs Use: 
Verbal Description Tours
Verbal descriptions