With an ever-expanding offering of classes and programs, the JCCSF continues to inspire a strong sense of community. Together, we’re sharing thoughts and ideas, continually learning and growing, and sparking joyful moments to give us a lift when we need it most.

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Magical Thinking – Superstitions & Other Persistent Notions

Ages All Ages
This collection of works from over 20 contemporary artists explores superstitions in Jewish life, protective amulets, Jewish...
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Healthy Aging Month

Ages 18+
Join us in May for a variety of uplifting ways to stay healthy, active and vigorous, as we share the knowledge and experience of...
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Wander Woman 3

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View this thought-provoking interdisciplinary show in which local women-of-color artists address issues of immigration,...
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Embracing the Journey – End of Life Events

Ages 18+
An offering of experiences which present transformative ways to navigate the pathways that we and our loved ones will travel, no...
Joe Biden: American Promise Tour at the JCCSF
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Talks & Conversations

Ages 18+
At the JCCSF, we’re always on a quest for something intangible but ever-so valuable: ideas! As a community, sharing thoughts and...
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Ages 18+
Cool bands. A-list celebs. Mind-bending performance art. It's all on the JCCSF stage. Over the years, we've packed our auditorium...
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Literature & Writing

Ages 18+
Interested in enhancing your writing skills? Join us for creative writing workshops, and be driven by the passion and energy of the...
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Healthy Aging

Ages 18+
We're more than a community organization. We're an advocate for your health and wellness. It's all part of our mission of helping...
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Where Creativity Thrives

No matter your age, no matter your interests, you’ll be awestruck by a sense of discovery at the JCCSF. Our quality programming across the arts, entertainment and culture continues to surprise — and always pique curiosity. Explore the sheer variety and amount of offerings for our community.

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Get Inspired

From Debbie Harry to Al Gore, and from W. Kamau Bell to Bob Woodward, hundreds of thought leaders have taken the spotlight in our red chairs to share their stories. We’re always adding new names to our Talks & Conversations, check out our lineup and grab your tickets!

See Who's Coming!

Out of the building. Onto the street.

We’re bringing the JCCSF to the broader San Francisco community, one neighborhood pop-up at a time. Join us across town for everything from food demos to art workshops to live music – all inspired by Jewish tradition and values.

Where will we Pop Up next?

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