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 

The Trail Forward: Music Making Change

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and The Klezmatics violinist

Lisa Gutkin

 Wednesday October 24 7 pm

Studio Z

275 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Saint Paul

Cost: $12

(36 and under: $6)

Lisa Gutkin’s music-theater work-in-progress, The Trail Forward, is about growing up with 85 lefty, Jewish, outdoor-loving, garment worker grandparents.

Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg joins Lisa in conversation about making change through collective action and the power of music to ignite it.

Read the Press Release here.

Seating is limited!






Rimon goes to a Guthrie Matinee - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT – Rimon is going to the Guthrie’s production of “Indecent,” a Tony Award-winning play by Paula Vogel based on Yiddish writer Sholem Asch’s scandalous 1907 drama “God of Vengeance.” The Rimon group will enjoy a light nosh at 11:30 am and pre-play analysis by the Guthrie’s senior dramaturg Jo Holcomb.

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Spring 2017 Project Support Grant Recipients

Four projects were selected for Rimon’s Spring 2017 round of Project Support grants. Covering a fascinating spectrum of Jewish arts from the historic to the contemporary, grantees included:
 The Baroque Room who will present the acclaimed Sephardic music ensemble Me La Amargates TuSt. Louis Park Friends of the Arts who will produce a concert/community sing that brings together Jewish musicians with African-American gospel singers to celebrate unity and diversity within St. Louis Park. Playwright Max Sparber who will produce his play Shaina, which tells the fictional story of a performer who spent her career on the margins of Yiddish performance in New York. World Without Genocide which will use film and personal written narratives to explore the causes and consequences of a rise in xenophobia as part of a larger project, Amidah: Muslims, Christians, and Jews Standing Up Against Hate.

Autumn 2016 Project Support Grant Recipients

Six projects were chosen for Rimon’s Autumn 2016 round of Project Support Grants. The projects cover a broad terrain of Jewish experience and art forms, ranging from a klezmer virtuoso and a farce about sitting shiva to a theatrical exploration of the prophet Elijah. Grantees included The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, playwright Alan Berks, Tolerance Minnesota (a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas), multimedia artist and musician Craig Harris and chamber music ensemble The Bakken Trio. To read the full press release, click here.

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

Rimon recently partnered with teens from Yachad MN to produce unique work inspired by stories, music and discussion with Vietnamese musician and artist, Hoang thi Kim Chi, and instructor, David Feinberg.


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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10/01/2018 – Rimon e-Guide October 2018

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Advisory Board

Board Members

Debra Fisher Goldstein, Chair
Maury Landsman, Vice Chair
Linda Passon-McNally, Secretary & Treasurer

Board Members
Frank Abramson
Robyn Awend
Judy Brier
Joel Carter

Suzanne Fenton
Michael Forstein
Phil Goldman
Siana Goodwin

Morrie Hartman

Darla Kashian

Ricka Kohnstamm
Ryan Lohr

Larry Pepper
Todd Sandler
Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker
Peter Sussman
Katherine Tane

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


David Jordan Harris
Executive Director

Jordy Bomberg
Communications Associate

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