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Map Of Jewish San Francisco


Reflecting Sinai's longstanding commitment to the Bay Area Jewish community, we have created an interactive map to highlight the many ways Jewish San Franciscans have shaped their city. From architects and businesspeople to professionals and philanthropists, Jews have made tremendous contributions to the social, political, and cultural landscapes of San Francisco.

We’ve prepared a map showing all the sights in San Francisco that relate to Jewish life, as well as four maps of walking tours that highlight different parts of the city. These walking tours can also be broken up into shorter routes.

While most sights on these maps still exist, red pins on these maps mark the locations of ones that no longer exist.

Map of Jewish San Francisco

This is the complete map, showing sights related to residences, businesses, Jewish institutions, and places named for Jews from San Francisco.

Walking Tour 1: The Financial District to the Embarcadero

This tour starts in the Financial District, explores sights on Nob Hill, goes to Coit Tower, and ends at the Exploratorium on the Embarcadero. Other highlights on this tour include the Sentinel Building and the place where Allen Ginsburg wrote “Howl.”

Click here for step-by-step directions and to learn about the sights included on this tour.

Walking Tour 2: Civic Center to Presidio Heights

This tour starts with several cultural venues in the Civic Center area and proceeds through Hayes Valley and the Fillmore District (once a thriving Jewish neighborhood) before visiting the Mount Zion Hospital area and homes in Presidio Heights.

Click here for step-by-step directions and to learn about the sights included on this tour.

Walking Tour 3: South of Market Street to the Financial District

This tour starts in SOMA, passing the Contemporary Jewish Museum and buildings that once housed department stores started by Jews and ending at the Crown-Zellerbach Building, one of the city’s first international style buildings.

Click here for step-by-step directions and to learn about the sights included on this tour.

Walking Tour 4: Presidio Terrace to Polk Gulch

This tour starts in Presidio Terrace, where many prominent Jewish families once lived, and passes by two of San Francisco’s oldest synagogues.

Click here for step-by-step directions and to learn about the sights included on this tour.


This map was created by Jacob Isaacs as part of the Kohn Summer Intern Program of JVS.


Sinai thanks Marc Dollinger, Victoria Fisch, Jeremy Frankel, John Rothmann, and the Jewish Community Library for their help on this project.


To suggest additions or corrections, please contact info@sinaichapel.org.