***POSTPONED** Levi Strauss: A History of American Style

Join us for a private tour at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Bay Area, we are committed to doing all we can to preserve the health and safety of our community. To that end, we have made the decision to postpone this event and will update you with a rescheduled date.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents an original exhibition showcasing the life of Levi Strauss, the invention of the blue jean, and their iconic place in the history of American style. 

Our tour features over 250 items from the Levi Strauss & Co. archives. Together we will explore: 

  • Levi Strauss—a Jewish immigrant, businessman, and philanthropist whose contributions were fundamental to the history of San Francisco. 
  • The evolution of Levi Strauss & Co. and it's pivotal role in capturing the expanding mythology of the American West.
  • The birth of the blue jean and how it became a symbol of effortless cool for youth, rockers, and revolutionaries alike.


  • 1:00 pm - Optional no-host lunch at Wise Sons Deli at the CJM. Arrive early to secure a table. 
  • Please arrive by 1:45 pm. Tours start promptly at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

Note: Current members of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Federation's 2020 Lion of Judah donors (LOJE too) may bypass the event fee by emailing Robyn Carmel

South Peninsula Women Host Committee: 
Tali Alon, Julie Arnheim, Shirley Braun, Linda Fresco, Efrat Kasznik, Nanette Rowe, Susan Sims

Interests: Arts & Culture
March 29, 2020
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco
$16, register by Thursday, March 26. Limited tickets available.


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Tali Alon and Julie Arnheim
Co-Chairs, South Peninsula Women
Event Contact Person: 
Robyn Carmel