Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

Rimon (ri-MṐN) 1. Hebrew for pomegranate 2. Ancient symbol of fruitfulness and abundant good deeds 3. The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council founded in 1995.

Keren Or

Keren Or (Ray of Light) is a creative arts forum for Minnesota’s Jewish teens

Mazel Tov (Congratulations) to all the teens who submitted and won!

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.

2020 Winners

Check out the winners of Rimon’s annual Keren Or contest for Minnesota’s Jewish teens in a special insert of the American Jewish World. The categories are photography, creative prose, and poetry. This is the 16th edition of the contest that was created in memory of Karen Siegel-Jacobs by her late loving parents, Jerry and Eileen Siegel (z’’l).

AJW insert


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

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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