Ruchi Koval grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she attended the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland. Upon graduation she attended Beth Jacob seminary in Jerusalem, Israel, where she received leadership and community involvement training along with teaching certification. Ruchi and her husband co-founded and co-direct JFX (Jewish Family Experience), an independent Sunday school and Jewish congregation. She also runs character-development groups and is a parenting coach, musician, blogger, and motivational speaker. Ruchi and her husband are the proud and busy parents of seven wonderful children. She blogs at outoftheorthobox.blogspot.com.