Mapping Jewish San Francisco is a new digital humanities project of the University of San Francisco's Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. The project takes a collaborative approach to examining the complex history and unique religious, cultural, and political identity of Jewish San Francisco. Top scholars and experts—including university faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and community leaders—contribute exhibitions to tell stories of the individuals and institutions that comprise the Jewish San Francisco Bay Area. Along with our partners, including other academic institutions, libraries, archives, and leading Jewish institutions, Mapping Jewish San Francisco aims to bring the past to life and make it possible to visually travel back in time to explore the rich Jewish history of the Bay Area. Mapping Jewish San Francisco is based on and in partnership with Mapping Jewish LA at UCLA.
This project is made possible by the generous donations of individuals, philanthropic organizations, and community organizations. We rely on donations to digitize archival holdings, develop the technical infrastructure, conduct research, and create community outreach programs and teaching initiatives.