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Faith Kallman,
Executive Director

Faith has spent more than 15 years in leadership roles in the non-profit world in both Atlanta and Richmond. From 1999-2004 Faith was at United Way of Metro Atlanta where she oversaw a $10 million portfolio, including The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Airlines. In 2005, Faith became the Chief Development Officer at Jewish Family & Career Services where she helped lead the strategic planning and direction for agency growth. 

In 2007, Faith and her family returned to her husband's hometown of Richmond. Faith spent 4 years as Director of Development at Jewish Family Services and most recently as Director of Corporate Campaigns at United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.

Faith is excited to join Temple Beth-El, where her husband, Lee Kallman, was a Bar Mitzvah.   Email Faith at or call 804.355.3564 ext. 104.


Norma Fiedler,

Norma has been with Temple Beth-El since 2007.  In addition to her daily wrangling of the Rabbi’s schedule, 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 ext. 100.

Ramona Brand, Director of Youth Learning

Ramona comes to us just recently (2016) from Congregation Beth Ahabah in Richmond where she served as Education Director for eight years. Ramona has been an educator since 1983, working in theater-arts education, public schools, day schools, and supplemental religious schools. With a B.A. in Theater and English from Hamilton College and a Masters of Education degree from Lesley University, she began her career in 1983 teaching in the Boston Public Schools as well as Day Schools in Marblehead, MA and then Ann Arbor, MI. For more information about the Brown Religious School and the Nesiyah Program, contact Ramona at or call (804) 355-3564 ext. 111.

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 ext. 107.


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, a shabbat handout, 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 at or call (804)355-3564 ext. 106.

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