Renowned throughout the world for its religious and historical significance, Bethlehem today is under foreign military occupation. Its people are increasingly isolated, suffering land confiscation, obstruction of their economy, and a diminished future. Bethlehem is reaching out to the international community to end this isolation and injustice. In the spirit and mission of Sister Cities around the world, SacramentoBethlehem is responding, stating that we, Sacramento and Bethlehem, are members of one global community.
Mary Bisharat Memorial Scholarship
Mary Bisharat was a champion of the people of Palestine and of SacramentoBethlehem Sister City! This fund enables partial scholarships for extended "Friendship Stays" in Bethlehem & scholarships for Bethlehem university students. You can help us in both these goals, as we honor this great woman!
Friendship Stays & Delegations
We pair Sacramento area residents wishing to spend more time in Bethlehem with our Bethlehem partners. Matching skills, interests and needs on the ground makes for a very rewarding experience for everyone involved! OR - come on one of our delegations, or join another delegation to the area!