Welcome to the Arab Orthodox Benevolent Society (AOBS)—Where Compassion Meets Community
Established in 1907, the Arab Orthodox Benevolent Society has been a beacon of hope and support for the citizens of Beit Jala for well over a century. Born as the Orthodox Charitable Religious Society, we adopted our present name in 1953, marking a new era of charitable endeavors. Our roots are firmly grounded in helping those in need, especially the less fortunate.
In the hearts of Beit Jala’s residents, we have earned the affectionate title of the “mother society,” a testament to our unwavering commitment to being a dependable source of assistance. Regardless of where you are in Beit Jala, the A.O.B.S. has always been the trusted address to turn to in times of need.
We take immense pride in being a recognized and registered society, holding official status with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Interior in the Palestinian National Authority. Our operations are steered by a dynamic administrative council of eleven dedicated members. These individuals are elected every four years through a democratic process carried out by the esteemed general assembly of the society.
Our society is a rich tapestry woven from the diverse neighborhoods (Harat) of Beit Jala, including “Al-Sarar, Al-Iraq, Al-deer, Al-Sama’neh, and Al-Kanies.” We unite to make Beit Jala a place where every citizen thrives.
At A.O.B.S., we don’t just see challenges; we see opportunities to make a difference. Our work is fueled by enthusiasm, optimism, and a deep-seated belief in the power of compassion to transform lives. We invite you to explore our website and discover how we work to uplift our community.
From providing vital support to the less fortunate to nurturing the dreams and aspirations of our youth, our commitment is unwavering. Join us on this journey of empowerment, where together, we can create a brighter, more hopeful future for Beit Jala and its people.
Welcome to the Arab Orthodox Benevolent Society – where every act of kindness contributes to a stronger, more resilient community.