Jonathan Ruchlis grew up in Berkeley, California as a lightly-practicing Jew in the Renewal community. He was Bar Mitzvahed by Bon Singer, and got some of his first videography gigs filming B-Mitzvahs at Kehilla. He studied film and video amongst other things at UCLA and afterwards embarked upon a career as a filmmaker and videographer.
Since then, he’s worked many jobs, worked on short and feature films, traveled, re-connected with the saxophone and begun performing & writing music, lived at Urban Adamah, and developed the AV, live streaming and tech skill-set he uses in this role. He was referred to the job posting by his loving mother and Kehilla member Jan Ruchlis and he started in March 2023. You can view some of his work here.