Winnipeg Jewish Review  
Site Search:
Home  |  Archives  |  Contact Us
 
Features Local Israel Next Generation Arts/Op-Eds Editorial/Letters Links Obituary/In Memoriam

Jaron Rykiss

 
Jaron Rykiss Jewish YouTuber in the House Limmud 2017

by Rhonda Prepes, March 13, 2017

Jaron Rykiss shared his stories and tips about being a JewTuber at Limmud Winnipeg 2017 on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 2:45 p.m. He discussed how being Jewish influences what he creates and the issues that arise from being openly Jewish online. 

 

Jaron started creating videos when he was seven. He explained, “I started by making videos for my family and found a genuine love for it. When I look back at those videos now, I think that they were so bad, but at the time I was extremely proud of them. I’ve come a long way since then. At 15, I now have a YouTube channel with over 2500 subscribers.”  

 

“I post videos that are songs, skits, short films or even just rants about something bothering me. I mostly do humorous videos. I definitely have my own opinions and doing the videos lets me share them. I have a couple of series that I do, as well. One is called “Jaron’s Corner” - basically me being an outlandishly rich and silly man. It lets me say things that are absolutely crazy; things that I would never say as myself. Another series I do is “How to be Your Favourite YouTuber”. In this series, I discuss the technology, film making style, and content of a famous YouTuber.” 

 

When asked how being Jewish influences his posts, Jaron replied, “I always make a point of being open about my Judaism. I think it’s necessary for a progressive and accessible society to always be honest about everything.  I’ve been a student at the Gray Academy of Jewish Education for 12 years, I go to BB Camp Kenora and my whole family is Jewish; it follows that Judaism is a huge influence in my life.”

 

“Last year I made a short film called “Nervous” about anxiety. It examines what people get nervous about and helps viewers try to control their nervousness. It performed well at an international competition.  Also, Shaw TV’s Tracy Koga came to my house and interviewed me. The interview and my film were shown on Backstage 360 on Shaw TV.”

 

Jaron has also branched out into creating music, his most well-known song being “Netflix Lover”.  He just created an Extended Play of rap songs. 

 

Jaron recently played the lead role in Gray Academy’s Seussical the Musical which played February 5th to 8th.  He plays the ukulele and drums. He is looking forward to being on LTP at BB Camp Kenora this coming summer.

 

You can check Jaron out at www.youtube.com/Jaron or 

www.instagram.com/jaron_rykiss or 

www.twitter.com/jaron_official

 
<<Previous Article       Next Article >>
Subscribe to the Winnipeg Jewish Review
  • RBC
  • Fillmore Riley
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Gray Academy
  • Bernstein's Deli
  • Sobey's
  • Saper Agencies
  • Tradesman Mechanical
  • Joyce Rykiss
  • Bramer Automotive Centre
  • Superlite
  • Miller's Meats
  • Esther and Sid Halpern
  • Stephen N. Rosenfield
  • Kromar Printing
  • Winter's Collision Repair
  • JACS
  • Daniel Friedman and Rob Dalgliesh
  • Atlas Window Cleaning
  • Shirley and Bob Freedman
  • GTP
  • Allan Davies
  • Mobile Denture Services
  • More Than Bikes
  • John Russell Honey
  • Glendale Golf & Country Club
  • Ann's Flowers
  • Cascade Financial Group Inc.
  • John Bucklaschuk
  • Tyler Bucklaschuk
  • Eddie's Gravel Supply Ltd.
  • Country Boy Restaurant
  • Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
  • Lipkin Family
  • Erickson Motors Ltd.
  • Silver Family
  • Aziza Family
  • Lazar Family
  • Dr. Marshall Stitz
  • Winnipeg Drapery
  • Horizon Storage
  • Johnees
  • Rady JCC
  • Chochy's
  • Simkin Centre
  • Dr. Ted and Harriet Lyons
  • Ron Polinsky
  • Stoller Family
  • Artista Homes
  • Southwynn Homes Ltd.
  • Jim Gauthier
  • Canadian Magen David Adom
  • D'Arcy & Deacon
  • Beyond Flowers
  • Sorrento's
  • HUB International
  • Meyer Rypp
  • Thorvaldson Care Center
  • Imperial Soal
  • Western Scrap Metals Inc.
  • Matthew Ostrove
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Accurate Lawn & Garden
  • Bonaventure Travel Inc.
  • Luxury Corporate Cruises
  • Gary Levine Ortho
  • Orthodox Union
  • Fetching Style
  • Gray Academy
  • JCFS
  • Astroid Management
  • Munroe Pharmacy
  • MidWest Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Hill Sokalski Walsh Olson
  • Ron Gall
  • TD Bank
  • John Orlikow
  • Myrna Dreidger
  • Steven Fletcher
  • NCJWC
  • Ross Eadie
  • Clif Graydon
  • Lofchick Family
  • Cavalier Candies
  • City Sheet Metal
  • Total Lighting Sales
  • Broadway Law Group
  • Piston Ring
  • Pitblado
  • Ambassador Mechanical L.P.
  • Holiday Inn
  • Peerless Garments
  • Bridges for Peace
  • Rosemarie Peart
  • Nikos
  • Accurate Lawn
  • Paradise Restaurant
  • Stella's
  • http://foi.org/events
  • Santa Lucia Pizza
  • Boys Town
  • Sarel Canada
  • Bare Body Sugaring
  • Roofco Winnipeg Roofing
  • Center for Near East Policy Research
  • MDR Investments
  • Eston Industries
  • McNeill Media
  • Esthetics by Irena
  • Nachum Bedein
Rhonda Spivak, Editor

Publisher: Spivak's Jewish Review Ltd.


Opinions expressed in letters to the editor or articles by contributing writers are not necessarily endorsed by Winnipeg Jewish Review.