Celebrate the Contemporary Jewish Museum's New Home

The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) will open its new Daniel Libeskind-designed building in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, June 8, 2008. The 63,000-square-foot facility will provide a home for dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The Jewish Community Federation is proud to have played a role in supporting the Contemporary Jewish Museum by providing significant funds through both the Federation's Annual Campaign and Endowment Fund. The Federation's support began with the founding of the Museum in 1984 and continues to the present day, including a recent $1 million Endowment Fund grant toward the construction of the Museum's new home and support of its diverse programs. Visitors who attend opening day (Click here to reserve your FREE ticket) will have the opportunity to enjoy lively music performances, family-friendly hands-on activities, and will be able to view the museum's new exhibitions:

  • In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis
  • From the New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig
  • John Zorn Presents the Aleph-bet Sound Project

Those eager for a sneak peak are invited to attend DAWN, an ALL-night cultural arts festival and celebration of the Jewish holiday Shavuot taking place at the CJM the night before the opening. Both the Federation's Young Adults Division and Israel Center TZAVTA division are community partners of this event. To learn more about the museum and the DAWN celebration, please visit www.thecjm.org and www.dawn2008.org

Categories: Endowment, Events


June 06, 2008


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