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.
Salon Season 2019-2020
I Sing for Bathsheba: Looking for God in Drag
Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m.
Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus is drawn to drag as a way to subvert conventional gender roles and to provoke self-awareness. In his monologue series I Sing for Bathsheba, he explores the intersection of drag performance and texts from the Bible-especially the voices of women as written by men. Artist-scholar Noam Sienna joins Max for a conversation about the search for the sacred and lifting up marginalized voices in our midst.
Sign language interpretation is available upon request with 10 days advance notice.
The Rimon Artist Salons enter their 13th season in November with a spectacular range of artists and genres that address many hot-button themes of our times: recycling, drag and gender fluidity, immigration, and the 100th anniversary of The Dybbuk’s first performance. Buy a pass and you don’t have to worry about missing a single Salon. These must-see events often sell out, so secure your seat.
2019-2020 Artist Salons:
Artist Max Brumberg-Krauss (theater), Sunday, November 24 (2 pm), Studio Z
Artists Robyn Awend + Beth Barron (textiles), Sunday, February 16 (2 pm), Textile Center of Minnesota
Artist Sergio Barer (choral music), Wednesday, April 22 (7 pm), East Side Freedom Library
Artists Eddie Estrin + Jenna Zark (music, theater), Sunday, May 3 (7 pm), Museum of Russian Art
Project Support Grant
Rimon awarded ten Project Support grants in 2018-2019.
These grants provide financial, marketing, and production support to projects that explore Jewish identity, history, or values through the arts.
Deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020
Keren Or (Ray of Light) is a creative arts forum for Minnesota’s Jewish teens
The call for submissions opens on Monday, November 18 (deadline: February 14)
The Keren Or contest begins its 16th year in 2020. The contest was founded in 2004 by Gerald and Eileen Siegel (z’’l) to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs, who died in 2001 at the age of 40. Karen Siegel-Jacobs (z’’l) grew up in Minneapolis, attended the Minneapolis Talmud Torah, and was an active member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and USY. As a teenager, she wrote poems and short stories.
The contest’s goal is to showcase and encourage the artistic talents of Jewish youth in grades 7–12. It is managed by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and has become a much-anticipated community celebration of artistic achievement. Cash prizes are awarded in the categories of prose, poetry, and photography for students in grades 7–9 and grades 10–12.
The 2019 winners’ artwork is on display at the Keren Or website.
For information about the contest, the students, and winning entries from this year and previous years, visit www.kerenorcontest.org
Mark your calendar for Rimon’s 25th annual Benefit
at the Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley
June 1, 2020
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
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11/01/2019 – Rimon e-Guide November 2019
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