I’m excited to report that two of my photos will be featured in the exhibit “Being Jewish”: A Bay Area Portrait in the new 63,000-square-foot, Daniel Libeskind-designed Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district, which officially opens this Sunday, June 8th.

For folks looking for an all night arts and culture Shavuos celebration, the museum will be featuring a special Shavuos event called DAWN ’08, with tons of performers playing simultaneously in the museum before it’s Family Free Opening day on June 8th.

The museum will be featuring a number of new exhibits, including artists’ response to Genesis, the art of William Steig, and the Aleph-Bet Sound Project along with the “Being Jewish” photo project.

The museum holds itself, not as a place of historical artifact or collections, but rather as a compendium of timely and relevant artistic pieces, representing the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship, with a focus on education and outreach to the broader community “with the goal of fostering interfaith and intercultural dialogues.”

I, for one, am excited to see what this new manifestation of the museum will bring to Jewish life in the Bay Area and beyond.