Fodor's Expert Review Contemporary Jewish Museum

SoMa Museum/Gallery

Daniel Libeskind 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 Libeskind 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, operates a counter in the museum, giving you a chance to sample the company's wildly popular smoked trout or a slice of chocolate babka.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

736 Mission St.
San Francisco, California  94103, USA

415-655–7800

www.thecjm.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $14; $5 Thurs. after 5 pm, free 1st Tues. of month, Closed Wed.

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