Bethesda Friends Meeting

Spring Fling


It has been two years since we were able to gather in person, in community, to be with each other in eating, working, laughing and sharing.  Still, during the past year, we have continued to meet in Light and Love and in Spirit. And now we ask for your generosity and sharing to help us continue to support the Ramallah Friends School, which has been a beacon of Light for more than 150 years in a troubled location.

Rotating photos of past spring fling gatherings

In past years

  • We cooked, baked, and ate delicious foods at a welcoming lunch. 
  • We purchased t-shirts, olive oil, wonderful plants, and amazing silent auction items.    
  • Members of our First Day School created art work for stunning quilts sewn by a gifted quilter. 
  • The result? We shared meals, museum tours, discussions, and movie nights. And we purchased cakes, shawls, dal, soups, art-work, and get-away trips to the mountains. 

As we remember our past events and contributions, we hope to continue this generosity

and sharing to support Ramallah students. 

If you can contribute again, either online or with a check, please see donation details here.

thank you. 


  • Ramallah Friends School, founded by American Quakers in 1869 (more than 150 years ago!), is a co-ed K-12 school in the West bank (Palestine). Ramallah Friends School provides a first-class, peace-oriented education to children of all faiths and abilities.  
  • Spring Fling is a BFM fundraising event to provide scholarships for multiple students at Ramallah Friends School. For about 40 years, this school has been a main cause for our Meeting to support, and each year our goal is to raise money for as many full scholarships as we can.  
  • Ramallah Friends School is a leader in Palestinian education, with a high percentage of students graduating with an international baccalaureate degree.  They also promote a search for God to all human situations, and to cultivate ethical, moral, and spiritual values.
  • Download a flyer or an information sheet about Ramallah Friends School. 

"Go Palestine" summer RFS event

A Summer Experience for Diaspora

Palestinian Youth and Friends

For over a century, Ramallah Friends School has been a light of education in a land crossed by many cultures.

RFS sponsors the summer program "Go Palestine" as an opportunity for Palestinian youth and Friends, ages 14 to 17, in the Diaspora to experience and explore Palestine.

[See photo at left.] 

Bethesda Friends Meeting

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

We are a member organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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