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.

 2016 Autumn Project Support Grant

Rimon is now accepting Project Support Grant proposals for its autumn round of funding of arts-related projects. Grants will provide limited financial support up to $3,000 but will not exceed 50% of a project’s budget. In addition to financial support, Rimon may provide accepted proposals with assistance by facilitating a community planning process and assistance in the project’s implementation; helping to secure funding and developing collaborative partners for the project; providing marketing and outreach assistance to Jewish community institutions, arts organizations, artists and audiences; and conducting research and planning to connect both artists and art presenters with the Jewish community. For a project to be considered, it must meet Rimon’s mission and its goals of promoting and enhancing Jewish identity through arts and culture, by supporting arts and artists who broadly explore Jewish themes, and assisting the greater Jewish community in developing a collaborative involvement with the arts.

The deadline for submission is Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m. (not a postmark deadline). For more information, contact Rimon at 952-381-3449. Download Rimon Project Support Grant Application.

The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer

Time: December 11, 2016 – 2 p.m.
Location: Park Square Theatre, St. Paul
Price: $30

Rimon has secured discounted tickets for a Sunday matinee performance of Park Square Theatre’s production of The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer, created and written by Joseph Vass.

Brought back by popular demand, the play transports its audience to New York in the early 1900s, where a creative melding of different cultures created the “American Songbook.”  George Gershwin himself, joined by three outstanding singers and a fantastic band, reveals the folk songs, blues, jazz, Yiddish theater, cantorial chants, and opera that fused into songs like “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You”.

The Rimon discounted price is $30 (a $10 savings). Tickets at this price are limited, so don’t procrastinate.

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Rimon Named One of 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations in the U.S.

Rimon has beSlingshot 2016en named one of North America’s top 50 innovative nonprofit Jewish organizations in the eleventh annual Slingshot Guide. This is the fifth consecutive year Rimon has been recognized by Slingshot and the only Minnesota nonprofit to receive the honor in 2016. Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by 93 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Guide called Rimon, “a model of how to bring both Jewish artists and their art into… the center of Jewish community life through high-impact collaborations, education, arts advocacy, and creative alliances that build community in lasting ways.” Organizations selected in this year’s Guide were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results. Read more.


Rimon partners with Yachad students

Autumn 2015 Project Support Grant Recipients

Spring 2015 Project Support Grant Recipients

Highlights from our 2014-15 Artist Salons

Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Jay and Rose Phillips Building
The Barry Family Campus
4330 South Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Phone: 952-381-3449
Email: rimon@sabesjcc.org

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Project Support Grants

Rimon accepts applications semi-annually (each spring and fall) for its Project Support Grants. For more information, review our application and granting guidelines. Next deadline: September 2, 2016

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Advisory Board

Board Members


David Jordan Harris
Executive Director

Siri Maitra
Communications Associate

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