Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

Welcome to Rimon. We put artists in the center of the Jewish community – not on the margins.


Rimon, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, promotes and enhances Jewish identity through arts and culture, supports arts and artists who broadly explore Jewish themes, and assists the greater Jewish community in developing a collaborative involvement with the arts.

What’s new?

Accepting submissions for the 11th annual Keren Or (Ray of Light) contest

2014 Keren Or award winners


Rimon is honored to continue its management of the Keren Or (Ray of Light) creative arts contest for Minnesota Jewish teens. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit original poetry, prose, and photographs.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. To submit your work, click here.



Rimon named a leading Jewish nonprofit by Slingshot 

Slingshot 2014


Rimon is honored to announce that it has been recognized as one of 21 leading Jewish nonprofits in the Midwest by Slingshot, a national resource guide for Jewish innovation. Read more!


Upcoming Artist Salon

Transcontinental Express: New Jewish American Fiction

Marina Rubin

Boris Fishman







March 1, 2015, 4 p.m.
Moscow on the Hill (371 Selby Ave., St. Paul)
Cost: $12 ($6 ages 30 and under)

A tidal wave of Jewish émigrés from the former Soviet Union has unleashed a new group of writers who use their adopted tongue to make sense of American immigrant realities. On March 1, the Rimon Artist Salon Series and Twin Cities Jewish Book Series welcome critically acclaimed writers Boris Fishman and Marina Rubin to Moscow on the Hill for a conversation about how Jewish emigrés have used their adopted tongue to make sense of the realities of American life. Ezra Glinter, deputy arts editor at The Jewish Daily Forward, will serve as the salon’s moderator.

Make a reservation online or by calling the Rimon office at (952) 381-3449.

The Rimon Artist Salon Series is funded in part by a gift in memory of David Tychman; a gift from Bruce Goodman; and is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Rimon Artist Salons 2015
Project Support Grant Proposals for Spring 2015
Spring 2014 Project Support Grant Recipients
Autumn 2013 Project Support Grant Recipients

Highlights from our 2013-14 Artist Salons


If you’ve enjoyed the e-guide, attended an Artist Salon, known an artist who’s received a Rimon Project Support Grant, or attended an Rimon event, show us that you care. Donate to Rimon. Your gift matters to us! For further information, contact the Rimon office at 952-381-3449 or rimon@sabesjcc.org

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Rimon Advisory Board & Staff


Janet Kampf, Chair
Maury Landsman, Vice Chair
Andrea Lubov, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Robyn Awend
Judy Brier
Joel Carter
Sandra Felemovicius
Judy Gaviser
Debra Fisher Goldstein
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin
Jon Gross
Darla Kashian
Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Kӓren Nemer
Paula Pergament
Lisa Pogoff
Jason Rose
Leighton Siegel
Peter Sussman
Katherine Tane

Honorary Board Members

Barbara Camm
Mimi Fisher
Penny Galinson
Rani Halpern
Bonnie Heller
Judith Brin Ingber
Jay Isenberg
Evan Maurer
Reva Rosenbloom
RuthAnn Weiss  z’’l


David Jordan Harris, Executive Director
Siri Maitra, Communications Associate