The CJM's 2017 Family Gala: Journey to Worlds Unknown

Event has passed (Sat Dec 2, 2017 - Sat Dec 2, 2017)
Contemporary Jewish Museum
05:30 PM
Family & Children
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Kids, parents, grandparents, and friends will come together for a night of celebration as they Journey to Worlds Unknown.  Around every corner entertainers will dazzle with spectacular acrobatics, storytellers will captivate with tales of transformations, and interactive activities will engage the imagination!

This year’s celebration is inspired by the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid. The CJM invited sixteen contemporary artists to act as modern storytellers or maggids —interpreting traditional Jewish folktales and characters in newly commissioned works that deliver fresh insights to twenty-first century audiences.

The Family Gala is The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s signature fundraising event that supports The Museum’s award-winning education, community, and family programs. With your help, The CJM can continue to provide weekly family programming and art education for over 20,000 for families.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a special event for parents, grandparents and kids 0 to 15 years of age, but all are welcome. 
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Curb drop-off for taxi and ride services is located at 736 Mission Street. Close parking is available at the Jessie Square Garage located at Stevenson Street, off Third Street. Additional parking is available at the 5th Street and Mission Street Garage. 
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Coat check will be available for coats and bags. Space will also be available for strollers.
What is the attire?
Festive.  Costumes are welcome for kids (or kids at heart).
Will dinner be served at the event?
The CJM will offer delicious catered Kosher-style buffet dinner options appealing to both kids and adults.  
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Development Department at 415.655.7843 or [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. You will only need to give your name to CJM staff when you arrive at the event.
When will individual tickets go on sale?
Limited tickets will be available for purchase mid-October.


  1. Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA