Rimon is the Hebrew word for pomegranate, a fruit said to have 613 seeds. Jewish law has 613 commandments, and so the Rimon connotes the sweetness, beauty, and fullness of Jewish tradition.
In an age when assimilation and intermarriage have become the new norm, we must search for ways of reaching out to the majority of unaffiliated American Jewry . We must also find ways to encourage and intensify the current search for Jewish renewal that is already expressed by many in our community.
Rimon serves as a model institution for how that new engagement can be done right. At Rimon, we strive to display the many vibrant voices of Jewish thought while maintaining an eye to the culture at large. We offer Jews of all stripes and ages the opportunity to reconnect through art, Torah study, and prayer –led by truly talented rabbis and teachers, in an environment that’s at once uplifting, warm, and non-judgmental.
Rimon is setting the stage for a revolution in Jewish community education, and we are very excited to see where that revolution will take all of us.
Surrounded by 100,000 Jewish residents, all within a half hour drive halfway between Philadelphia and New York and overlooking a beautiful creek, a bustling street, and an idyllic farm, our campus the Mordecai T. Mezrich Center for Jewish Learning is at the center of everything. Large enough to fill our needs, and yet still cozy. We couldn’t have asked for a place that suits us more.