The exterior of the Contemporary Jewish Museum combines a 1907 power sub-station’s Beaux Arts brick facade with a blue-steel cube in a design that architect Daniel Libeskind based on the Hebrew letters for the word “chai,” meaning life. Inside, soaring skylights and enormous windows illuminate often-unexpected exhibits that illustrate the subtle influence of Jewish people and culture on the world at large including Stanley Kubrick’s directorial achievements, Bill Graham’s rock and roll revolution and 1960s children’s book illustrator Arnold Lobel. At the museum cafe, Wise Sons Deli serves up Jewish comfort foods in generous portions.
|Venue name:||Contemporary Jewish Museum||Contact:|
736 Mission St
|Cross street:||at 3rd St|
|Opening hours:||Fri-Tues 11am–5pm; Thu 11am–8pm|
|Transport:||BART & Metro to Montgomery/ Bus 5, 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 10, 14, 14X, 21, 30, 31, 45, 70, 80, 81X, 91, 101, 101X, 292, 397, KX|