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736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

February 2018

Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists

February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of group exhibit featuring 16 artists of Jewish descent from the Golden State, both historical and living, including S.F. native Rube Goldberg. Included with admission.

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JCCSF Pop-Up: Shabbat Delight-catessen

February 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Taste the Israeli favorite sabich, try sweets from Ambarella Organics, roll your own beeswax candles, and more. Free.

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Bread and Rest

February 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A period of rest is vital in making bread. Master baker Cobrina Grieco uses that metaphor to discuss labor and rest. In conjunction with “Sabbath” exhibit. Free.

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March 2018

Business Circle luncheon

March 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Hebrew Free Loan hosts lunch with Lyft/Zimride co-founder Matt Van Horn. $54.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg

March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening reception for exhibit that explores the works of Goldberg (1883-1970), including original drawings and sketches that have never been displayed. Goldberg’s granddaughter Jennifer George speaks. Included with admission.

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Night at the Jewseum: Cocktails and Contraptions

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Machine-themed adult party with cocktails, hot dogs, steampunk arts and crafts, soundscapes and a chain-reaction machine. 21-and-over

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Wise Sons seder at the CJM

March 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jewish delicatessen hosts a seder dinner with special menu in museum’s event space. $75.

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April 2018

Literary Death Match: Journey

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Passover-inspired edition of the popular competition in which four authors compete to deliver the best reading of their work. $10-$15.

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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

April 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Chief curator of the core exhibition at Warsaw’s Polin Museum of the History of the Polish Jews discusses the politics of how museums present histories, especially painful ones. Free with admission.

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Literary Death Match: Journey

April 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Passover-inspired edition of the popular competition in which four authors compete to deliver the best reading of their work. $10-$15.

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Cowan Writer’s Prize reception

April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Marissa Moss and Daniel Schifrin, winners of the Jewish Community Federation’s award for local Jewish writing, read from their work. Free with admission, RSVP required.

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May 2018

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author of award-winning novel “Waking Lions” and SFSU visiting faculty member talks on the topic of “Between Love and Obsession: Behind the Scenes of Israeli Mythology.” Free with admission.

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June 2018

Creative Aging: Dance for Life

June 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Adult and senior dance class geared toward participants with movement challenges. Free, registration recommended.

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Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

June 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Honoring pre-collegiate Jewish educators. Free.

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Illuminate: Celebrating the CJM’s 10 Years on Jessie Square

June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A gala to highlight the building and the work of the CJM, with programs, performances and a tribute to founders. With a cocktail reception, catered gourmet dinner, and late-night dessert and dancing. $90 and up.

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Illuminate: Celebrating the CJM’s 10 Years on Jessie Square

June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A gala to highlight the building and the work of the CJM, with programs, performances and a tribute to founders. With a cocktail reception, catered gourmet dinner, late-night dessert and dancing. $90 and up.

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Ten-Year Anniversary Community Free Day

June 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents live music, gallery performances and art-making to celebrate its 10th anniversary in its current Jesse Square location. Free.

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Tour for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their care partners

June 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A museum educator leads a multisensory and interactive guided tour focusing on the “Art of Rube Goldberg” exhibit. Free, registration required.

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The Body as Tool: Creating New Media

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Artists Laetitia Sonami, M Eifler and Camille Utterback discuss the artistic applications of modern media like videos and electronic processing. In conjunction with “Rube Goldberg” and “Contraption” exhibits. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 6:30-8 p.m. $5-$10.

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July 2018

Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund

July 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Artists discuss their exhibition “Havruta in Contemporary Art,” which closes July 3. Included with admission.

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Yarn: Storytelling with Heather Gold and Friends

July 12, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A comedy storytelling show especially for women who are “Hollywood old” (older than 29), but open to all. $5-$15.

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In That Case: Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler

July 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of yearlong exhibit from visual artist Ayofemi and Stanford physicist Wechsler. Part of “In That Case: Havruta In Contemporary Art” series. Through July 2019.  thecjm.org/exhibitions/105

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Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo

July 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of exhibit on early 20th-century New York tattoo artist Lew “The Jew” Alberts and the history of body art in America. Through Nov. 18. thecjm.org/exhibitions/103

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August 2018

Numbered

August 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Short film featuring testimonies from Holocaust survivors, followed by discussion with Alexis Herr of the JFCS Holocaust Center. Free.

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In That Case — Dark Matter

August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Discussion and performance by artist Oxossi Ayofemi and physicist Rita Wechsler, collaborators on the series “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art.” Included with admission.

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Tattoo Talk in the Gallery

August 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Discussion with tattoo experts in conjunction with “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Included with admission.

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Jewish Family Engagement Network

August 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

An event to launch a Jewish LearningWorks program for professionals who work with Jewish families with children 5-12. Experience a family-friendly “field trip” to the CJM followed by a debrief; lunch/chatting afterward is encouraged but not included. $18-$36.

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Porchlight: Tattoo Tales

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Tattoo fans tell stories about their decision to decorate their bodies, in conjunction with the exhibit “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Included with admission.

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Creative Insights

August 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Multisensory, interactive museum tour for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Free.

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Tattoo Talk in the Gallery

August 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Discussion with tattoo experts in conjunction with “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Included with admission.

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Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress

August 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of exhibit of Jewish clothing from around the world. From the collection of the Jewish Museum in Jerusalem. Included with admission.

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Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress

August 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of exhibit featuring Jewish clothing from all over the world, from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Runs through Jan. 6. Included with admission.

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September 2018

Tattoo Talk in the Gallery

September 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Discussion with tattoo experts in conjunction with “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Included with admission.

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Night at the Jewseum: Adornment

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Tattoo-themed after-work party includes temporary tattoos, cocktails, noshes and more. $5.

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Larissa and Masha Archer

September 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Artist daughter and jewelry designer mother in a gallery chat on adornment and costume in conjunction with CJM exhibit “Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress.” Free with admission.

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Family ArtBash Sunday

September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Theme is “Rhythmic Threads: Costume, Song and Sukkot.” Featuring a percussion petting zoo, a family dance party and Middle Eastern music by Qadim Ensemble. Admission free for two adults when accompanied by a youth 18 and under.

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Teen Workshop

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Explore designing and printmaking with an artist experienced in those disciplines. In conjunction with CJM’s tattoo and Jewish dress exhibits. Free with admission.

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October 2018

Textile Lab Gathering

October 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Blind artist Claire Spector discusses her “Blind Stitching: Contemporary Textiles, Sewn by Feel,” inspired in part by her New York Jewish heritage. Free First Tuesday.

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Sephardic Legacy: A Night of Music and Dance

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Ladino Project presents performances by singer Rachel Valfer, dancer Miriam Peretz and others exploring traditions and songs influenced by Sephardi and Spanish diaspora. $15-$25.

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Blue Gold: Jeans, Indigo, and Haute Couture

October 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Fashion historian Ya’ara Keydar traces the history of jeans and the long Jewish connection to the blue indigo pigment. In conjunction with “Veiled Meanings” exhibit. $5-$15.

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JCRC Civic Connection

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Panel discussion on homelessness, social justice, gun control, the upcoming elections and other pressing issues. Free, RSVP required.

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The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Former longtime “Simpsons” writer and “The Critic” co-creator Mike Reiss discusses his 30-year career and his new book “Springfield Confidential.” $20-$25.

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November 2018

Doing Jewish In Uganda

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Reporter Merissa Nathan Gerson lectures on the Abayudaya, Uganda’s Jewish community. $10, free for members.

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The Jewish Taboo on Tattoos

November 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Educator Merissa Nathan Gerson discusses the Jewish laws against tattoos and how Jewish attitudes toward body art are changing. In conjunction with “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Included with admission.

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Jewish teens of color

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

“Amplify” is a workshop for any teen 13 to 18 who identifies as a Jew of color to share stories. Includes workshop, panel and lunch. Free.

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Jhos Singer on tattoos

November 16, 2018 @ 12:45 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Chochmat HaLev leader discusses his body art, spirituality. Included with admission.

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Hanukkah crafts

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Make your own Hanukkah paraphernalia with a variety of Jewish educators. $20.

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December 2018

CJM family gala

December 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Theme is “Express Yourself.” Art-making, music, dancing. A benefit for CJM’s education, family and access programs. $100 and up, $25 for kids.

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Holiday Textile Bazaar

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Clothing, ornamentation and artisan gifts, with music, food and more. In conjunction with “Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress’ exhibit. Free with admission.

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Night at the Jewseum: Shimmer

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

CJM’s after-hours party includes gallery games, fashion show and DJ. Latke-n-brisket bar and cocktails cost extra. Free with $8 museum admission.

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Family ArtBash Sunday: Spin

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Five-hour event for families includes art projects, quiet corner, dance party and music by Octopretzel. Free with restrictions.

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Goldwork embroidery lecture

December 14, 2018 @ 12:45 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Needlework teacher Annalee Levin discusses techniques seen in the exhibit “Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress.” Free with admission.

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CJM free day

December 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Explore the galleries and/or eat latkes at Wise Sons Deli. Free.

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January 2019

Shalom Bollywood

January 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

2017 documentary on the Jewish stars of early Indian cinema. $8 plus admission.

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Family ArtBash Sundays: Grow

January 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Tu B’Shevat-themed family day of art projects, music by Alison Faith Levy and storytelling with Michael Katz. Free with admission.

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Daniel Libeskind

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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The world-renowned architect, and child of Holocaust survivors, discusses his designs (including the CJM in San Francisco) and his new book “Edge of Order.” Book signing to follow. $8-$20 includes admission.

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February 2019

Show Me As I Want To Be Seen

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Public opening reception for exhibit of works depicting “the self” by and inspired by French Jewish artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Free.

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March 2019

Family ArtBash Sunday

March 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Create your own pop-up book, listen to a story or watch a marionette show on CJM’s annual Family Day. In partnership with S.F. Public Library and SFUSD. Free.

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CJM Purim Drag Cabaret

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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"Night at the Jewseum" is Purim-themed, featuring San Francisco drag queen Miss Shugana and other high-energy entertainment. Make your own crown and explore gender expression in the exhibit "Show Me As I Want to Be Seen."

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What Did American Faith Communities Stand For?

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Memorial Museum event. Panel of four prominent speakers focusing on how U.S. religious groups reacted to Nazis eight decades ago. Reception follows from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required.

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April 2019

“Lew the Jew” gallery chat

April 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Eddy Portnoy discusses the Jewish history of American body art in conjunction with exhibit “Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo.” Free with admission.

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Handel’s Biblical Heroes and Villains

April 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performs, and its conductor discusses biblical figures in Handel’s music with Jewish music scholar Francesco Spagnolo. $25.

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What We Hold

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening of a listening-room exhibit featuring new audio tapes of mostly Jewish teens talking about what has shaped their identities. Event will include some teens who are part of the exhibit. Free.

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May 2019

Yom HaZikaron SF

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Honoring Israel’s fallen. Presented in Hebrew and English with translation. Free.

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Claude Cahun discussion

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Scholars Jennifer Shaw and Tirza True Latimer discuss Claude Cahun, the avant-garde Jewish artist at the center of the CJM’s “Show Me As I Want To Be Seen” exhibit. $12.

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Tattoos: Outsider art?

May 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Panel discussion on history and challenges of tattoo art, in conjunction with “Lew the Jew” exhibit on Jewish ties to American body art. $12; includes admission.

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“Lest We Forget” closing conversation

May 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Artist Luigi Toscano discusses his large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors on their last day of exhibition at San Francisco’s Civic Center. Included with admission.

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June 2019

Bend the Arc’s Justice Gala

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Reception with food and drinks, plus program and awards for Carol and Terry Winograd, Bend the Arc’s Racial Justice Team and the nonprofit Oakland Rising. $50 and up.

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Tonight the World

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening reception for Bay Area-born artist Daria Martin’s exhibit inspired by her survivor grandmother, whichombines film and computer gaming technology to create an archive of dream diaries. Included with admission.

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July 2019

Mindfulness Meditation in the Gallery

July 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA United States
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Steven Tierney leads meditation sessions inspired by works of art from the CJM collection. Free.

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Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

July 25, 2019
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening day of exhibit featuring 20 years of Annabeth Rosen’s work in ceramics. Through Jan. 19, 2020. Included with admission.

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Peristyle

July 25, 2019
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening of a site-specific installation-performance by Oakland-based artist Izidora Leber LETHE that explores the Yugoslavian-born artist’s diaspora experiences. Through Jan. 19, 2020. Included with admission. thecjm.org/exhibitions/112

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August 2019

Mindfulness Meditation in the Gallery

August 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Steven Tierney leads meditation sessions inspired by works of art from the CJM collection. Free.

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Jazz and sculptures

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Composer-oboist Kyle Bruckmann performs music inspired by Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculpture exhibit. Included with admission.

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Kabbalah poetry

August 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Jack Hirschman, former S.F. poet laureate, speaks about Judaism’s mystical strain. Free with admission.

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September 2019

“Creative Aging: Dance for Life”

September 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Class to help maintain movement and avoiding degenerative disease. In conjunction with Free First Tuesdays.

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“Kabbalah and Creativity”

September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$36 – $90

Historian Yosef Rosen discusses the Kabbalistic theory of embracing the ideas of breaking and repairing in the creative process. Also Sept. 12 and 19.

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Kabbalah poetry

September 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Dorothy Richman of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center gives a gallery talk about Judaism’s mystical strain, in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit.

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Drop-in Art Studio

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Arts and crafts session inspired by apples and honey, the traditional food of the Jewish New Year, in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit.

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“Kabbalah and Creativity”

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$36 – $90

Second of three classes led by historian Yosef Rosen on the Kabbalistic theory of breaking and repairing in the creative process.

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Kabbalah talk

September 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan of Hamaqom | The Place, formerly Lehrhaus Judaica, gives a gallery talk on Judaism’s mystical strain, in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit. Free with admission.

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“Night at the Jewseum: Kabbalah Funhouse”

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Night exploring the mystical strain of Judaism, including Philip Greenlief and Claudia la Rocco performing improvisational jazz to accompany Annabeth Rosen ceramic sculpture exhibit, a pop-up by the California Institute of Integral Studies and a performance by Izidora Lever LETHE.

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“Animals and Giraffes”

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Philip Greenlief and Claudia la Rocco perform improvisational jazz to accompany Annabeth Rosen ceramic sculpture exhibit. Free with admission.

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October 2019

Theresa Wong

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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S.F.-based cellist, vocalist and composer performs in “Experiments in Sonic Potential” series in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit. Included with admission.

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“Queering Kabbalah”

October 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Mychal Copeland on reading the Zohar in a queer context. Part of “The Mystical Voice” series. Included with admission.

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November 2019

“The Mystical Voice”

November 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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JCCSF’s Rabbi Zac Kamenetz gives a talk in the museum’s gallery chat series on Kabbalah, in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit. Free with admission.

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Ben Goldberg

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Clarinetist performs in “Experiments in Sonic Potential” series, in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibition.

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December 2019

Card embossing

December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Drop-in art workshop for all ages on creating intricate holiday cards. With artists from Painted Tongue Press. Also Dec. 8. Free with museum admission.

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“Family Gala 2019: Blue Jean Ball”

December 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$45 – $125

A celebration of the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “Levi Strauss: A History of American Style,” an exhibit on the founder’s Jewish immigrant story, the origins of the blue jean and how it defined American style. Includes performances, art-making and games.

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“Experiments in Sonic Potential”

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Local jazz musicians Lisa Mezzacappa and Kara Davis perform in conjunction with Annabeth Rosen exhibit. Free with museum admission.

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“Drop-in Art Studio”

December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Open workshops from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29 (except Dec. 25) for all ages to make Hanukkah crafts, especially spinning things, i.e. dreidels. Instruction and materials provided. Free with museum admission, 18 and under free.

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“CJM Community Free Day”

December 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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The annual event on Christmas day includes gallery scavenger hunts, a denim embroidery area and a puppet play, with Wise Sons Deli open until 3 p.m.

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January 2020

“Offline: Stories about Tech and Shabbat”

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$6 – $16

Storytellers on how to mindfully co-exist with technology in our world today. Led by internet pioneer-filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, with writer Adam Mansbach, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, activist Kimberly Ellis and startup veteran Dave Pell.

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James Grymes

January 19 @ 1:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Conversation with author of a book about Violins of Hope. With violin technicians Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, and violinist Hannah Tarley performing on Holocaust-era restored violins. Free with admission.

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February 2020

“Forest Puppet Workshop”

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Drop-in Art Studio for Tu B’Shevat. Create animal puppets and use them to tell a nature story in CJM’s “Grand Teton National Park” interactive installation. Also Feb. 9. Free with admission. 18 and under free.

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“The Frisco Kid”

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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1979 comedy-Western about an outlaw (Harrison Ford) and a Polish rabbi (Gene Wilder) traversing the Wild West toward an awaiting congregation in San Francisco.

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“Night at the Jewseum”

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Celebrate Black History Month with a curator swap. Museum of the African Diaspora’s director of public programs Elizabeth Gessel talks about an African American East Bay motorcycle club from the 1940s, Nathan Clevenger Quartet performs. RSVP highly encouraged.

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“The Denim Sefer Torah Mantles at Sha’ar Zahav”

February 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Artist Avi Goldberg shares the story behind the unique Sha’ar Zahav Torah mantles that are included in the Levi Strauss exhibit. Free with admission.

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“Family ArtBash Sunday”

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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In conjunction with Levi Strauss exhibit. Includes a hands-on denim art lab, a family heritage project, gallery games and “Jewgrass” music by Isaac Zones. Two adults free with child or transition youth under 23.

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March 2020

Zohar Studios, The Lost Years

March 12
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Exhibit of 30 images depicting Jewish life and the times by 19th-century Jewish immigrant photographer Shimmel Zohar, whose studio was on the Lower East Side. Through Aug. 23, 2020.

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