Set in the heart of the Yerba Buena cultural hub, this museum is dedicated to the celebration of L’Chaim (“To Life”). Inside, under the skylights and soaring ceilings designed by celebrated architect Daniel Liebeskind, are displays of art, music, film, and literature that celebrate Jewish culture, history, and ideas. Past exhibit subjects have been as varied as Curious George, Gertrude Stein, and Allen Ginsberg. When you’re ready for a culture break, nosh on bagels and lox, matzo ball soup, or pastrami on rye at the Wise Sons Jewish Deli.
- Erika Lennert