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.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Welcome to Rimon. We put artists in the center of the Jewish community – not on the margins – by:

  • Promoting and enhacing Jewish identify through arts and culture
  • Supporting arts and artists who broadly explore Jewish themes
  • Assisting the greater Jewish community in developing a collaborative involvement with the arts

What do the artists say?

“Thanks so much for your faith in me. The Rimon grant really changed my life!”

What does the community say?

“Thank you for supporting the artistic expression of the indomitable human spirit. Injecting creativity into the community raises everyone’s morale and resolve…Art is a matter of public health.”

Advisory Board

Board Members


Linda Passon-McNally, Chair

Maury Landsman, Vice Chair

Janet Kampf, Secretary-Treasurer

Board Members

Frank Abramson

Robyn Awend

Judy Brier

Suzanne Fenton

Phil Goldman

Siana Goodwin

Morrie Hartman

Darla Kashian

Andrea Lubov

Larry Pepper

Michael Stanfield

Carla Steiger

Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker

Pamela Sulmer

Katherine Tane

Sam Weisberg

Honorary Board Members

Barbara Camm

Mimi Fisher

Debra Fisher Goldstein

Penny Galinson

Rani Halpern

Bonnie Heller

Judith Brin Ingber

Jay Isenberg

Evan Maurer

Reva Rosenbloom

RuthAnn Weiss  z’’l


David Jordan Harris, Executive Director

Musician and writer David Jordan Harris is a well-known figure in the Jewish arts community. He is Artistic Director and co-founder of the acclaimed performance ensemble Voices of Sepharad and has been Executive Director of Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council since 2004. Under his leadership, Rimon was named one of the most innovative Jewish non-profits in North America for five years by Slingshot, a resource guide for Jewish innovation.

David’s performance and study of Judeo-Spanish music has taken him to every region of the United States and to Canada, France, Spain, Poland, Bosnia, Morocco, Israel, Greece, and Turkey. A graduate of the University of Chicago, David is the interfaith arts special consultant at the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships supporting his work in cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue through the arts in which he draws together cultural communities through theater, music, and dance, workshops for students and adults, innovative artistic collaborations, public forums, and artist salons.

Integrating his skills as a singer, actor, and dancer, David has appeared as guest artist with Zorongo Flamenco, Katha Dance Theatre, Corning Dances and Company, Walker Art Center, Illusion Theater, North Star Opera, Rose Ensemble, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Minnesota Opera, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Espaῆol, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. He has co-authored four plays and composed music for the film Romania 1941/Rwanda 1994.

Jordy Bomberg, Communications Associate

After studying English/World Literature and painting in sunny Southern California, Jordy Bomberg traveled to Israel to study Torah and work with artists. Love brought her to the Land of Lakes, where she and her husband and their son recently took up scootering—yes, scootering. You might see her racing around the chain of lakes. Jordy is also a yoga student and teacher. Life is a journey, and it’s completely better with the community.

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