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Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • 736 Mission St. Map It
  • SoMa

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Daniel Liebeskind designed the postmodern CJM, whose impossible-to-ignore diagonal blue cube juts out of a painstakingly restored power substation. A physical manifestation of the Hebrew phrase l'chaim (to life), the cube may have obscure philosophical origins, but Liebeskind created a unique, light-filled space that merits a stroll through the lobby even if current exhibits don't entice you into the galleries. San Francisco's best Jewish deli, Wise Sons, recently opened a counter in the museum, giving you a chance to sample the company's wildly popular smoked trout.

Sight Information

Address:

736 Mission St., between 3rd and 4th Sts., San Francisco, California, 94103, USA

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Phone:

415-655–7800

Website: www.thecjm.org

Sight Details:

  • $14; $5 Thurs. after 5 pm, free 1st Tues. of month
  • Closed Wed.

Published 07/06/2016

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