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736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

May 2017

Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

May 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Ceremony honors outstanding Jewish educators in the Bay Area. Barry Finestone, president of the Jim Joseph Foundation, speaks. Free with RSVP.

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September 2021

“Celebration: ‘Experience Leonard Cohen’”

September 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free – $16

Contemporary Jewish Museum celebrates its new exhibit with music, poetry and spoken word. With Cohen tribute choir Conspiracy of Beards, Cohen biographer Sylvie Simmons, percussionist Marshall Trammell and others. Free in the plaza, $16 for museum admission. 

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April 2022

“ArtBash Sunday: Celebrate Imagination”

April 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents an event for kids to make mini pop-up puppet theater books, hand puppets and more, plus interactions with roving puppeteers. Held outside in Jessie Square Plaza. In conjunction with Jim Henson exhibit. Free, museum admission is extra. 

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“What We Hold: A Youth Audio Project”

April 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts the launch of an online exhibition of teen recordings that reflect on people, moments and memories that have shaped their identities. With live spoken-word performances and remarks by teens about the project. Registration required. 

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October 2022

“Fierce as Death: Queering the Song of Songs”

October 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$18 – $126

Celebration paying homage to Jewlia Eisenberg, an artist, activist and composer who died last year. Explores her musical canon and presents new art rooted in the pursuit of justice and learning. Ticket includes museum admission.

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“Gillian Laub: Family Matters”

October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening of exhibit of Laub’s humorous, intimate and poignant photographs of her family over the past two decades. With immersive audio guide showcasing Laub’s gift as a storyteller. Through April 9. Included with admission.

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November 2022

“Uprising”

November 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Screening of 2001 movie in commemoration of upcoming 80th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Revolt. Post-film talk by director and co-writer Jon Avnet, Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum and Steven Meed, son of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter and chronicler. Presented by Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. Masks required. Livestream option available. Registration required.

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January 2023

“Ann Bear Memorial Women of Valor Luncheon”

January 31, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$150

S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation benefit will honor its 2022 Judith Chapman Memorial Women's Leadership Award Recipient: Dorothy Saxe. With comedian-author Carol Leifer. Registration required.

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March 2023

“Art of Visual Activism”

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

In conversation with Contemporary Jewish Museum curator Maya Benton, photographer Gillian Laub discusses her work, what it means to be an artist in this moment of rising antisemitism and how we can ensure a thriving future for Jewish voices and perspectives. In conjunction with the “Gillian Laub: Family Matters” exhibit currently on view at the museum. Presented in partnership with Reboot.

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“Bookmaking Celebration and Family Day”

March 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents a showcase of student-created books from the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project, with other kids’ activities including book box craft, a tactile table with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a visit to the San Francisco Bookmobile, a book drive and more.

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May 2023

“Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain”

May 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Exhibit opening with the artist in conversation with senior curator Heidi Rabben, discussing her colorful video installations and interactive kinetic sculptures. With wine and light bites. Exhibit runs through Oct. 22. RSVP required by May 15. required.

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August 2023

“Regard”

August 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
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World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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“Regard”

August 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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“Regard”

August 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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“Regard”

August 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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August 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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“Regard”

August 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

World premiere of dance performance inspired by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and celebrating connections between people. Featuring six dancers, musicians and a muralist. Q&A with choreographer Alyssa Mitchel and others after the shows. Venue is the CJM’s light-filled Yud Gallery. Also Aug. 5-6, 11-13. Free with museum admission.

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“RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped”

August 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Exhibit featuring more than 150 photographs by Bay Area photographer Jay Blakesberg, and related ephemera from 1978-2008, showcasing the legendary musicians of San Francisco’s music culture and the scene’s wide-reaching influence. Through Jan 28. Included with museum admission.

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September 2023

“The Villainy You Teach”

September 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Performance exploring the debated character of Shylock in Shakespeare's “The Merchant of Venice” through a repetitive recitation of his pivotal speech accompanied by a simultaneous reading of the play. Presented by Theatre Dybbuk. Free with museum admission.

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“Shabbat at the Jewseum: Shabbat and the Days of Awe”

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Program featuring a sensory workshop with artist Ari Bird, story discussion on the Sabbath Queen and her connections to a poem from a 16th-century Greek mystic and cookbook author Adeena Sussman in a separate-admission demonstration.

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“Foods of the Shabbat Table”

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$40

Discussion and cooking demo with Jewish cookbook author Adeena Sussman, featuring small bites of some recipes from her new “Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours.” Ticket includes museum admission and free cookbook.

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December 2023

First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art

December 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Opening reception for new exhibition by She Bends featuring works in neon, glass and plasma exploring the role of light in our quest to understand our place in the universe. Plus, experience “Radiant Practices: Illuminating Jewish Traditions,” a new exhibition exploring the significance of light in Judaism through a collection of ritual objects. With drinks, conversation and two live glass-bending demonstrations. RSVP required.

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January 2024

Lynn Hershman Leeson

January 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

The media artist, filmmaker and sculptor discusses her work with CJM curator Natasha Boas, exploring themes of surveillance, identity, power dynamics in technology and ways to create a more inclusive and equitable digital landscape. Part of the Marilyn Yolles Waldman Distinguished Speaker series. Included with museum admission.

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“Between Dark and Light”

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Renowned photographer Jay Blakesberg discusses the music and memories of his journey photographing the Grateful Dead across four decades. In conjunction with exhibit “RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped.” Free with museum admission.

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April 2024

“Sparking Your Inner Big Bang”

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Meditation circle led by Dr. Butterfly Williams, this meditation will take place in the gallery in conjunction with First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art. Surrounded by light-based artworks that inspire deeper contemplation of the cosmos and our place in the universe.

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“Flowing with the Light Around Us”

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Immersive experience led by neuroscientist, choreography artist and mindfulness meditation guide Nkechi Njaka, who uses movement, conscious breathing and a guided walking meditation to transform interactions with “First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art” and the neon works on view.

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Rock Out with RetroBlakesberg

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Live music by RetroBand featuring Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Steve Adams and Ezra Lipp from ALO, Elliott Peck from Midnight North and guests. In conjunction with “RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped” exhibit.

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“ODE: Exploring Resonance, Expression, and Ancestry Through Voice”

April 18 @ 11:30 am
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Vocal artist Odeya Nini draws on the sounds of her Yemenite Jewish ancestry in response to CJM exhibit "Radiant Practices: Illuminating Jewish Traditions."

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June 2024

“Community Opening: Celebrate Connection”

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Opening-night celebration of two exhibitions: California Jewish Open with works by 47 artists, and “Leah Rosenberg: When One Sees a Rainbow.” With artist meet and greet, schmoozing and refreshments from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Avance registration required.

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