What’s the Fare? $28—Plus a Mitzva
You board a “genuine reproduction” motorized cable car and you’re off on a two-and-a-half-hour San Francisco tour emphasizing Jewish sights. There are the usual tourist staples—Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, “the crookedest street”—but also San Francisco’s only Israeli kosher restaurant (in Chinatown), the two oldest synagogues, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s hangouts and Jewish-owned stores such as Nieman Marcus.
The only stop is at the Jewish Community Center, the oldest JCC west of the Mississippi. Operated by Chabad of San Francisco, the tour requires a mitzva plus the $28 fare, and Rabbi Moshe Langer circulates to collect promises. And bring a cushion and a sweater, those wooden benches can be chilly if you sit outside.