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Contemporary Jewish Museum

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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 good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
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"changing exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"current exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"docent tour"
in 4 reviews
"roz chast"
in 3 reviews
"great gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 6 reviews
"former power station"
in 2 reviews
"curious george"
in 2 reviews
"free visit"
in 2 reviews
"future generations"
in 2 reviews
"visiting exhibits"
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"nice museum"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful structure"
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"well worth the visit"
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"cartoonist"
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"photos"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here specifically to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit - growing up in the UK, I never saw any of his cartoons and only knew about his contraptions. While his cartoons were interesting I thought his gadgets were less elaborate than those of Heath...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The changing exhibits at the Jewish Museum are what I tend to visit, so I can’t swear to the ongoing art. The current exhibit on Rube Goldberg, master, witty cartoonist and inventor, was delightful. It brought back wonderful childhood memories—my father was a big fan....More

Thank wwalleigh
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Interesting Libeskind building, very good deli. So don't waste your money on expensive tickets for the silly vacuous dull exhibits, which have nothing to do with Californian or other Jewry, except that the artists are, presumably, Jewish. Just look at the outside and have lunch....More

Thank LadyReadingOxford
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

The tour was not only of the exhibit inside but also the architecture - and that was very interesting. No permanent collection - every visit is a new experience. Deli inside is crowded and loud but good food.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum. Small. Will only take 30-45 minutes to take everything in. The building is a work of art in itself. They did have many kid exhibits if you brought kids along. If you did bring kids, you could probably spend longer here. If no...More

Thank Claw1974
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

The museum has a few galleries, but it's best visited on Thursday night, when the offer evening hours and a $5 admission option. One could spend an hour here, but not much more. The exhibits are culturally Jewish, not religiously so. One should visit the...More

Thank Robsatthemovies
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Small and easy to navigate which makes for a very stress free visit. Took a docent tour of an exhibit which provided much added value to the experience. Great central location and nice gift shop. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 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.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

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.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 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
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roamingpam
January 30, 2016|
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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.
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