Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

Rimon builds community through the arts by raising the visibility of artists who broadly explore Jewish themes; enhancing Jewish identity through arts and culture; and promoting a collaborative, art-centered Jewish community.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Welcome to Rimon – Building Community Through The Arts. We put artists in the center of the Jewish community – not on the margins – by:

  • Promoting and enhancing Jewish identity 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

Sarah Routman, interim Executive Director







What do the Podcasts say?

Rabbi Moss and Rimon’s founding director, David Harris, discuss the vital role that the arts play in the Jewish community and how Rimon helps Jewish artists find resources, audiences, and inspiration.

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


Janet Kampf, Chair

Linda Passon-McNally, Secretary-Treasurer

Board Members

Judy Brier

Ben Cohen

Suzanne Fenton

Jonathan Gershberg

Phil Goldman

Morrie Hartman

Andrea Lubov

Alison Morse

Rabbi Tobias Moss

Max Orenstein

Larry Pepper

Michael Stanfield

Pamela Sulmer


Honorary Board Members

Judith Brin Ingber

Barbara Camm

Mimi Fisher

Debra Fisher Goldstein

Penny Galinson

Rani Halpern

Bonnie Heller

Judith Brin Ingber

Jay Isenberg

Maury Landsman

Katherine Tane

Evan Maurer

Reva Rosenbloom  z’’l

RuthAnn Weiss  z’’l


Sarah Routman, interim Executive Director

Sarah Routman is a published poet, photographer, author, and painter. Sarah served as the Executive Director of the Twin Cities BBYO & Hillel Director at the University of Minnesota. She was a leadership instructor at the U of Minnesota and taught high school English and drama before launching her own business as a speaker, consultant, and coach. She is a globally recognized Laughter Ambassador and Laughter Yoga instructor who loves to share the magic of art in its many forms and benefits to keep us functioning at our best. Her book, Discover the Power of Laughter, will be out in 2024. Sarah shares, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with and steward Rimon through its next pivotal phase. I look forward to working together to expand and broaden Rimon’s outreach and impact into all aspects of the community.”


Jordy Feiger, Communications Associate

After studying English/World Literature and Painting at Pitzer College, Jordyn Feiger traveled to Israel to study Torah and Jewish texts at Pardes Jewish Institute in Jerusalem. Later, while living in Tel Aviv she worked with artists collecting artwork for Omanoot.com. From 2010-2012 Jordyn interned at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in the Sabes JCC, and in 2014 and 2018 she participated in The Jewish Arts Laboratory which explored specific Jewish themes through study and art making. She is also an experience yoga teacher, who taught at the Sabes JCC and other studios in the Twin Cities for a decade. Feiger has been Rimon’s Communication Associate since 2017, “I love that we give artists funding for their projects. Moreover, these projects have a positive, educational impact on my community – I feel proud and lucky to be part of Rimon for so many years and to be able to rub elbows with extremely talented Jewish artists” says Jordyn. You might find Jordyn and her son playing soccer, skiing, or walking their dogs, Tofu and Coco


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