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.

Artist Salon – Copyright or Birthright: Performing the Music of Ofer Ben-Amots

Ofer Ben-Amots

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4 p.m.
Bedlam Lowertown (213 E. 4th St., St. Paul)
Cost: $12 ($6: ages 30 and under)

Buy Artist Salon Tickets


Outstanding Minnesota chamber musicians Ora Itkin, Stephanie Arado, and Laura Sewell perform music of leading Israeli composer Ofer Ben-Amots, including the world premiere of “Bulgariana, commissioned by Rimon. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear the performers explore with Ben-Amots the role of interpreters in bringing music to life.



Monday, June 6, 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Ballroom (5418 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis)
Cost: $54

Buy P’Chotchka Tickets


Rimon invites you to support its fifth annual P’Chotchka, a fast-paced evening of art, food, and ideas, on Monday, June 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis and features eight outstanding artists whose work has been highlighted by Rimon over the past five years.

For more information about these events, contact Rimon at 952-381-3449.

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

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!

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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