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Norma Fiedler,

Norma has been with Temple Beth-El since 2007.  In addition to managing the office daily, she handles important details such as yahrzeits, donations, blessing requests, unveilings, use of the mikvah, and even dinner reservations, all while remembering every congregant’s name. Email Norma at or call  (804) 355-3564.

Rachel Bramble,
Administrative Assistant

Rachel was born and raised in Richmond VA.  As a triplet, she enjoyed growing up with a brother and sister the same age.  Having previously worked in state government for over a decade, she has honed her administration and customer service skills.  She has a passion for helping people and making people smile, and she loves a good kibbitz!  The people component of her new role is something that really drew her to TBE. Rachel loves movie trivia, stand-up comedy, learning new recipes, and collecting vinyl records. She looks forward to meeting you, and working with all of you.  Email Rachel at


Ramona Brand, Director of Youth Learning

Ramona joined us in 2016. She has been an educator since 1983, working in theater-arts education, public schools, Jewish Day Schools, and supplemental religious schools. After having earned a BA in Theater and English from Hamilton College in 1981 and a Masters of Education from Lesley University in 1983, her professional experience has spanned Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.  Ramona uses her dual background to intertwine creativity with educational content and is committed to a whole child/experiential approach to education. Ramona believes that Jewish education for the 21st century needs to connect students to the world outside the Jewish classroom in ways that are both relevant and authentic. In 2015 she was named the winner of the national Natalia Twersky Award, given to educators who exemplify the creative use of primary sources to incorporate the voices and stories of Jewish women into their teaching. In 2017 she was recognized with the Jewish Federation President’s Award for her service to Jewish Education in the Richmond Community. Ramona is a member of the Richmond Council for Jewish Education and the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. 
For more information about the Brown Religious School and the Nesiyah Program, email Ramona or call (804) 355-3564.

Josephine Harris, Facilities Supervisor

Josephine has served Temple Beth-El for over 40 years.  In addition to making sure all Temple events run smoothly, she is also the “Chief Cook and Bottlewasher.”  If you have questions about the logistics of your event, including special dietary needs, call Josephine at (804) 355-3564.


Krista Fidlow, Communications & Publicity

Krista joined Temple Beth-El in 2013.   With a degree in Visual Communications and Photography, she has worked at graphic design firms in Baltimore and Los Angeles as well as doing freelance photography.  While keeping the Temple Calendar up-to-date and managing the Shulcloud database, she compiles all event information and delivers it in the form of a website, email news, and the bimonthly bulletin. If you would like to submit an item to be publicized, or if you have a question about your online member account, email Krista .

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