The Bethlehem Association
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Domingo Handal

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend and leader of the Bethlehem Association. Born in Chamelecon, Honduras, and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine, Domingo Handal was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He met the instant love of his life, Linda, and they married at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, or as he referred to it, Jesus's Town. While trading imports and exports, he, Linda, and their growing family lived and traveled in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. Each of their children was born in a different country.

Linda Handal

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend and leader of the Bethlehem Association. Linda Handal was a founding member of the Association who with her family of five children attended the first convention of the Association in 1986. Soon after, she brought her family to work in support of the Association. She was Convention organizer and membership secretary for almost twenty years and, with the support of her husband Domingo and her children, she was a enthusiastic supporter and prominent fund raiser.

Donation to Catholic Action

To all members and friends of the Bethlehem Association,

Thank you for your generous donations to help us support the Catholic Action Center build a new fun & safe playzone for kids. Construction has begun and we're excited for it to be put to use in the near future! Take a look at the video of Father Rami thanking us.


In mid November the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund was awarded the Pio Laghi award by the Bethlehem University Foundation. The Honorable Pio Laghi was the Founder and first Chancellor of Bethlehem University. The award was presented to Dr. Edward Hazbun, Founder and Director of the Fund, in a ceremony at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of the generosity of its members to Bethlehem families.

Bethlehem University Article

The Bethlehem Association Continues to Support Bethlehem University Students ... view here to see the article.

Bethlehem Convention 2017 Updates!!!

Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is upon us, it is time to plan for our National Convention in Miami, FL at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel on Aug 3-6, 2017. Our Hotel Room Block is now open and we have secured attractive room rates! To make your room reservations, or call (305) 265-3859 and use the code "BAS." The 2017 Convention will be filled with many special guests and entertainers including Fadi Hanani.

Carnival Casino Night - Oct 22nd, 2016

Los Angeles Chapter is throwing a Carnival Casino night and would love to see you all there!

Scholarship Recipients: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

The Bethlehem Association Scholarship grant for this academic year have been announced. Read more to view the recipients.

2015 Christmas Party (OC, California)

Christmas party in Orange Country is right around the corner ... all the details of this event is in the image below!!!! Hope to see you all there.

New Convention Room Block Now Open!

NEW CONVENTION ROOM BLOCK NOW OPEN! Thank you for everyone's patience. We have secured an additional room block at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas (adjacent to the JW) to host our 2015 Convention. You can now call 866-636-7111 (Group Code: A5BAC07) or reference this same group code and go here to make your reservation.