Plan your visit to The CJM!
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Join a core group of supporters who share your passion for art and commitment to the vibrant, diverse Jewish life of today. Chai Circle donors bring our mission to life, playing a critical role in uplifting Jewish voices in the arts, providing critical education programs for Bay Area students and teachers, and enriching our community through art, culture, and dialogue—all while enjoying exhilarating insider access to our exhibitions and arts experiences. 

Chai (meaning “life” in Hebrew) is a treasured concept in Jewish culture, associated with the auspicious number eighteen. For The CJM, it has an additional connection—the design of our building is based on the Hebrew letters that spell chai. As a part of Chai Circle, you support our commitment to serving as a vital center for Jewish life. 

Chai Circle offers insider access to The CJM and its leadership through an array of programs including invitations to exhibition previews and receptions with artists and curators, private visits to artists' studios, and so much more.  

Chai Circle Levels and Benefits

Core Benefits

All Chai Circle donors enjoy:

Unlimited free admission for you and a guest (18 and under are always free) 

  • Two membership cards 
  • Unlimited free admission for four adults (18 and under are always free) 
  • Priority access to exhibition opening celebrations 
  • Invitations to curator-led exhibition tours and Members-only events 
  • Advance tickets to programs and performances at The CJM 
  • Free or reduced-cost admission to all CJM programs, including lectures, artist talks, and special events 
  • Free admission to over 600 museums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through three reciprocal programs 
  • Subscription to The CJM's monthly Member e-newsletters with special perks and discounts 
  • 10% discount at Wise Sons Jewish Deli at The CJM  
  • 10% discount at The CJM Shop and invitations to Member Double Discount Days 
  • 10% discount at the SFMOMA parking garage during Museum hours 


Friend - $1,000


All Chai Circle core benefits, plus: 

  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and receptions with artists and curators 
  • Invitation to one select Chai Circle event  
  • One complimentary Dual membership to gift to a family or friend 
  • Six complimentary admission passes for unaccompanied guests  
  • Annual recognition on The CJM’s donor wall at the Friend level 
  • $768 tax-deductible* 

Chai - $1,800


All Friend Member benefits, plus: 

  • Invitations to all Chai Circle events, including artist studio visits, special tours with CJM curators, and more  
  • VIP passes to select art fairs upon request (when available) 
  • Annual recognition on The CJM’s donor wall at the Chai level 
  • $1,515 tax-deductible* 

Double Chai - $3,600


All Chai Member benefits, plus: 

  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes experiences with CJM senior curators and leadership  
  • Annual recognition on The CJM’s donor wall at the Double Chai level 
  • $3,315 tax-deductible* 

Triple Chai - $5,400


All Double Chai Member benefits, plus: 

  • Invitation to a private tour with The CJM's Executive Director and Senior Curator for you and up to fifteen guests 
  • Invitation to an exclusive Leadership Giving Council event 
  • 10% discount on facility rentals for personal or corporate events 
  • Annual recognition on The CJM’s donor wall at the Triple Chai level 
  • $5,115 tax-deductible* 

Leadership Giving Council - $10,000+

Join an impact-driven community of philanthropists, influence contemporary Jewish art and culture, and enjoy bespoke events and experiences with The CJM’s leadership. 

For more information, contact Masha Berek, Director of Development, at