Contemporary Jewish Museum

415.655.7800
736 Mission Street

between 3rd and 4th StreetsSan Francisco, CA 94103
info@thecjm.org

Location

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: 
No
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: 
Allowed
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
Description: 
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