The Bethlehem Association
Bethlehem Association
Making a Difference in the
Holy Land Since 1985

Welcome To The Bethlehem Association

The Bethlehem Association is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1985 to bring people together from North America and the rest of the world, who have strong ties to the cities of Bethlehem, Beit Sahur, and Beit Jala. Our Mission is to help and support our families and friends in the Holy Land and improve communities through established charities and scholarships. Many of our members reside in the United States and bring a rich Palestinian heritage and a desire to preserve our culture and traditions. We welcome you to our website where you will learn about the history of our organization, our goals, how to become a member and stay current on the latest news and events.

Executive Team

Meet our new energetic Executive Team with fresh ideas to carry out our Mission.

President's Message

Meet our President and learn about our objectives for the next coming years.

Where We Donate

View the list of charities we have helped in the Bethlehem area and the work they do.

Become a Member

Learn more about becoming a Member of the Association and all of the benefits.


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,

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Linda Handal

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend and leader of the Bethlehem Association.

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Donation to Catholic Action

To all members and friends of the Bethlehem Association,

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In mid November the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund was awarded the Pio Laghi award by the Bethlehem University Foundation.

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