Lemba Beta Esrael Association {LBEA}


Lemba Beta Esrael  Association {LBEA} exists to reach out to Lemba Beta Esrael peoples locally in South Africa and to those Lemba Beta Esrael peoples in the uttermost parts of the world under the motto: ‘
Reach One to Teach one, and to Feed Many in Our World’’
LBEA was initially registered as a Global Organization in Chile, South America, and the USA.  Now LBEA has been registered under South Africa’s  Common Law
Lemba Beta Esrael Association bold logo


Physical Address:

2ND Floor, West Tower

Nelson Mandela Square

Maude Street



Johannesburg , South Africa

Postal address: PO Box 785553,  Sandton 2146 South Africa

Telephone : +2711 881 5421 

The  purpose and aims of LBEA are as follows:
  1. To be organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes, specifically for the relief of the poor, distress or underprivileged; including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future Federal Tax Code.
  2. To serve to enhance (a) The socio-economic status, health and welling being of members of the Lemba tribes of Beta Esrael and other peoples, without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin; including giving lectures and teachings on the Lemba culture of Beta Esrael, (b) conduct programs on the rites of passage for youth which include life skills and job skills training, (c) provide housing programs, senior adult programs, child day care programs, senior assisted living programs, (d) provide counseling, literacy training, resume writing, computer training, and training in basic math and English.
  3. To receive funds from whatever legitimate source in order to pay approved expenses.
  4. To conduct, transact, supervise, and perform the business, and manage the Corporation’s affairs.
  5. To lease, hold and otherwise acquire, manage, use, enjoy and maintain all manner of property, real and personal, indicated for the establishment, growth, maintenance, and perpetuation of the Corporation.
  6. To sell, lease, barter, mortgage, exchange and otherwise dispose of and convey any and all its property, real and personal, whether same has been received by purchase, gift or devise or in any other manner.
  7. To collect funds and goods, receive gifts and legacies, and make any and all contracts for services and supplies necessary for carrying out the purpose of the Corporation
This voluntary organization is now based in Johannesburg South Africa.
About Lemba Beta Esrael people
Lemba Beta Esrael people are the native tribes of the land of Israel that have been scattered to the four corners of the earth. Traditional leadership , institutions, and council of this precious people have taken initiative to unite them.
The name ‘’Lemba’’ distinguishes them as an industrious. agricultural and productive people, the nature and qualities they genetically received from their forefathers , the Sabeans, sons of the patriarch ‘’Saba’’ whose homeland lied/lies on the plains, valley,s and watercourses of the Southern Arabian peninsula and the Jordan in the now Israel, Jordan and Yemen.
Like their ancestors the Sabeans, the lemba people had a special flair for trade and were indeed tradesman in incense, and spices. They were also miners of Gold. copper, iron. etc. They traded in ivory. They were craftsmen, artisans, metal smiths. The list is endless.
The name ‘’Lemba’’ comes from the Geez/’Amharic/Tigrinya root’’ lem’’ or lemlem’’ meaning to cultivate crops or to contribute society in a profitable way. In Bantu languages’’ {SeSotho , SeTswana, Sepedi} ‘’lema’’ means ‘cultivate’’ plant’’ while ‘’Malema’’ means one with a tendency of planting or cultivating crops
They are ‘’Beta Esrael’’ Beta’’ means house or family or household, making the famous name ‘Betasab { corrupted to Batsheba} to mean family or house of Saba. Saba, the patriarch. One can see from this , that the mother of the Great Biblical Solomon was Betasab meaning family of house of Saba, showing clearly that she was the daughter of Saba the father or one born from that family or lineage of Saba. The part of her name ‘’Beta’’ does NOT mean ‘’daughter’’ or daughter of’’
Today many Lemba people call themselves Bashavhi, which means Basaba {sons of Saba} Hasaba which means from Saba or of the lineage of Saba. Since the Sabean ancestors of the lembas were traders, the name ‘’Bashavhi’’ is taken to mean ‘’traders’’ even though we know that they are pronouncing their lineage in the name.
The name ‘’Esrael’’ comes from the name ‘’Ezra’’ which means ‘helper or aider’’ . ‘’El’’ means the Almighty God . Therefore Ezrael means ‘’ Helper or aider of the Almighty God or the one who rules with God. or a mighty ruler.
The name Yeakob{ Jacob} means a follower, but after Yeakob the follower had demonstrated his valor in war, he was turned into a ruler or leader, and he was no longer regarded as a follower{ Yeakob}
Now Lemba Beta Esrael people in the diaspora, can be found in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, going by the identity ’’Hebrew Israelites’’
In the African continent, we have Lemba Beta Esrael people identified as the following:
1. Zimbabwe and South Africa lemba Beta Esrael people are called LEMBA
2 Rwanda and Burundi Lemba Beta Esrael people are called TUTSI
3.Uganda lemba Beta Esrael people are called ABAJUDAYA
4, Ethiopian lemba Beta Esrael people are called BETA ESRAEL
5. Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania lemba Beta Esrael people are called BAMWENYE
6. Congo lemba Beta Esrael people are called BALUBA
7. Nigerian lemba Beta Esrael people are called IGBO
8 Ghana lemba Beta Esrael people are called ASHANTI or SEFWE
9.Sudan lemba Beta Esrael people are called MAHDI
10. Mozambique lemba Beta Esrael people are called BASENA
11.Our Lemba Beta Esrael people in the modern state of Israel are called Ethiopian Jews
We are appealing to any helping hand from anywhere in the world and from all walks of life, to support our cause in the form of monetary donations, alms and gifts. Your helping hand, your donation, your mite and your love can go a long way in mitigation. Your giving can help us transform and enrich lives.
Your donations can help us realize our dreams and aspirations, to implement the following:
  1. Provision of shelter, sustainable water reticulation and solar empowered sanitation
  2. Food security and agriculture through urban and peri-urban agricultural models and horticultural gardens
  3. Clean solar energy in communal settlements with sensitivity to the hashes of climate change in harmony with global climate change initiatives
  4. Implementation of clean green energy pilots and green solutions in general.

Our incorporation’s database currently holds a total of 440 families that need to receive good housing, sanitation, water supply, primary health care, food and food security and many other social amenities. 383 of those families reside in Springs Johannesburg, while the remaining 57 families reside in Soweto, Johannesburg. Our association aspires to make a strong and positive impact on the lives of such families. This is  key to our community association and a fundamental principle

Lemba Esrael   Association’s  adopted ideas and innovations

Our Niche: Sustainable Solar Housing


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house with solar interior design

residential solar

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Lemba Beta Esrael  Association’s  Organizational and Constitutional  Structure

According  to our constitution, lemba Beta Esrael Association shall be headed by world council referred to in the constitution as Board of Trustees, The council shall appoint a secretariat which shall comprise the executive committee headed by a Chief Executive Director

The Council comprise prominent Lemba Beta Esrael persons with proven experience and special expertise in the Economic, Cultural, Social and Political sectors. Selection of the World Council members  is guided by the Chief Executive Director

The duties and responsibilities of the Council include the following:

To control  the assets and strive to attain the objectives for which the NGO is established.

To employ a Director to manage and administer the finances received for the implementation of the objectives of the NGO and remunerate such a Director from funds administered by the NGO, including travelling and other expenses which may necessarily be incurred by such Director in the course of his or her duties.

To delegate to the Chief Executive Director, the powers to:

  1.  To appoint suitable and permanent staff for the management, administration and implementation of the objectives and aims of the NGO.
  2.  To invest any capital amount received as well as the income thereon which may not be immediately required for the purposes of the NGO in such a manner as they may deem fit and to realize, vary, transpose any securities,assets, investment and property from time to time and such times as they in their sole discretion determine or consider to be in the best interest of the NGO.
  3.  To pay all expenses incurred in connection with the formation and administration of the NGO
  4.  To appoint agent or agents to represent them for any specific purpose including the power to employ accountants, attorneys, advocates and other professional persons for any specific purposes and remunerate such persons at the usual professional or business rates;
  5.  To take action in a court of law for the recovery of any amounts due to the NGO or compel the fulfillment of the obligations in its favor and to defend any proceedings that may be instituted against the NGO.
  6.  To allow time for payment of debts to the Trust and to compromise claims by the NGO in their discretion.
  7. To purchase immovable property or acquire any movable equipment or machinery that may be necessary for the promotion of the NGO
  8.  To open and control any bank accounts or building society account
  9.  To exercise or cause to be exercised such further including the right to take out insurance as they in their sole discretion may consider necessary to carry out the objects of the NGO and in this respect the trustees are hereby exempted from any personal liability for losses that the NGO may suffer as a result of the bona fide exercise of any of their other powers in terms hereof
  10. To purchase, sell, obtain or mortgage, let and hire any movable or immovable property in the customary form of such purposes and in such manner as the Executive Director considers to be in the best interest of the NGO.
  11. To expend NGO Funds on maintenance, construction, improvements, alteration, rates, taxes, insurance premiums and any immovable and movable property
  12.  To exercise or cause to be exercised such powers and authority as the World Council in its sole discretion may consider necessary to carry out the objectives of the NGO.
  13. Through the Chief Executive Director, receive donations and request donations from donors or grants at local or international levels or from any source whatsoever in favor of the NGO, and to generally administer the same and ensure action or implementation of the aims and objectives of the NGO, subject to the terms hereof and to conditions as may be imposed by the Donors or other persons, provided that such conditions are consistent with the terms of the NGO.

In furtherance of the foregoing objects, the NGO  confers powers to the Chief Executive  Director to carry out the following;

  • To organize conferences and study tours and finance or contribute to the costs thereof:
  • To print, publish or make grants for the purpose of printing and publishing material for the purposes of advancing the objects of the NGO.
  • To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any associations or institutions and to subscribe or guarantee money for such purposes in any way connected with the purposes of the NGO or calculated to further its objectives.
  • To affiliate or cooperate with any other organized body or cooperate with any other organized body having objects of the NGO;
  • To accept and apply legacies and gifts of money or other property whether subject to any special trust or not and loans of money, either with or without security or give financial assistance by way of donation or subscription or otherwise to any Association or other NGO not carrying on business for profit, for use for the purposes permitted by or similar to the objectives of the NGO only;

 The Secretariat  of The Lemba Beta Esrael Association

The NGO  has a Secretariat (full time Lemba Beta  Esrael Association employees) headed by a 5 year term Executive Committee to assist the appointed Chief Executive  Director in executing his/ her day to day business. The Executive Committee of the Secretariat comprises:

(i) The Chief Executive Director

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) Director – Heritage and cultural affairs

(iv) Director – Finance and Economic Affairs

(v) Director- Social Affairs

(vi) Director – Political affairs

(vii) Any other Officer appointed by the Executive of the World

Council based upon the guidance of the Chief Executive Director.

  1. Signatories to NGO Accounts

The signatories to any of the NGO’s accounts shall be the Chief  Executive Director, the World Council Chairman and the Economic Affairs Director or any other person or persons nominated by the Executive Director from time to time.

Annual Report and Return and Accounts

The  Council  comply with their obligations under the NGO and relevant legislation in respect of Beta Esrael Country Councils.

  1.  The keeping of accounting records for the NGO;
  2.  The preparation of annual statements of account for the NGO.

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lemba Beta Esrael kahenatListen to  lemba Beta Esrael kahenat {priests} singing and praying in our sacred Ge’ez Language ” የጋራ ቋንቋችን” በመ/ር መላኩ አስማማው . They are calling the name of Lemba Beta Esrael power as follows:

የእግዚአብሔርም መንፈስ ሁሉ ሥጋ Amlak lakullu manfas walakullu zasega {The Lord of all Spirit and of all flesh}


Indeed the torch is in the hands of our King HRH King Binyam Selamun and on our Videos, His Majesty SPEAKS to  All Deqiqe Esrael { Children of Esrael} giving THEM his MOST SOLEMN WORD :

His Majesty Binyam Selamun

Our Geez Lunar Calendar

Our calendar is a lunar calendar of 12 moons in a year. Each moon has a duration of 29 days and 29 nights or 30 days and 30 nights, Every four years there is a leap year. Our thirteenth moon ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ Ṗagʷəmen/Pagume/Pagumein, on our leap years, has a total duration of 30 days and 30 nights by default. We DO NOT follow the Gregorian Calendar.

Front cover of our Book of the Qeddase{ liturgy}
Back cover of our book of the liturgy

To learn more about Lemba Beta Ezira’El liturgy and full lunar Geez calendar with feasts . fasts, rituals and with prayers, songs and chants stipulated underneath them, click on the button below to order yourself a copy of our book entitled ” Qeddase Lemba Beta Ezira’El”

Our Week days

  1. እሑድ Ehud is the first day
  2. ሰኞ (Segno) second day).
  3. ማክሰኞ (Maksegno) third day)
  4. እሮብ/ረቡዕ (rob/Rebu/Rabu/Rabue) fourth day).
  5. ሐሙስ (Hamus) fifth day).
  6. አርብ (Arb), sixth day).
  7. ቅዳሜ (Kidamé). እሑድ Sanbat).

.Our moons

1. መጋቢት megabit/Megebe {March – April

2. ሚያዚያ Miyaziya/Ahaze {April – May}

3. ግንቦት Genbot/Genbat {May -June}

4. ሰኔ Sene/Seneye {June – July}

5. ሐምሌ Hamle/Hamele/Hamlei {July – August
6. ነሐሴ Nahase/Nehasse{August – September}

7. መስከረም Maskaram/Kereme { September- October}

8. ጥቅምት T”qmt/Tek’eme{October – November}

9.ኅዳር Hdar/Hadere/Xedar{November – December}
10.ተኅሣሥ Tahsas/Hasese {December – January}
11. ጥር T’r/Teher {January- February}
12. ካቲት Yekatit/Ketete [February – March]
13. ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ Ṗagʷəmen/Pagume/Pagumein {LEAP YEAR}

We follow the Teezaza Sanbat { Precepts or Commandments of the Sabbath} The Most Sacred Writings in Beta EziraEl.

Front cover of our book Teezaza Sanbat
back cover of our book Teezaza Sanbat

Our twelve hour Clock

Our Twelve Hour Clock

In Lemba Beta Esrael, like our Ethiopian neighbors, we  use a 12-hour clock system. The daytime cycle begins at dawn 12:00 (6:00:00 AM EAT) and ends at dusk  11:59:59 (5:59:59 PM EAT). The night time cycle begins at dusk 12:00 (6:00:00 PM EAT) and ends at dawn 11:59:59 (5:59:59 AM EAT). The day begins at 1:00 o’clock in the morning according to the 12 hour cycle (7:00 AM EAT) rather than midnight (12:00 AM EAT).
We have 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness with only a little seasonal drifting.

See our moon/lunar calendar below. We count one moon at a time!

WE ARE NOW ON Moon 4 ሰኔ Sene/Seneye year 7095 in Warhawi Lemba Beta Ezira’El

On our general liturgy, we are on Segment 4: fourth moon ሰኔ Sene/Seneye, first equinox , page 153 of our book of the Qeddase{ liturgy}

Find the seasons and equinox table on page 22 of our Book of the liturgy

According our liturgy of the Sanbat, on this moon we are on Segments 13 – 16 : Sanbatata 13-16: Weeks 13 -16 Moon 4 Pages 244- 252

Day 1
እሑድ Ehud
Day 2
ሰኞ Sanyo
Day 3
ማክሰኞ Maksanyo

Day 4 ረቡRabu
Day 5
ኀሙስ Hamus
Day 6
አርብ Arb/Sadus
Day 7
ቅዳሜ Senbet
1.  Senayi Elat
Senayi Helal
Feast of new moon
.Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}
Preparation for the sanbat
Sanbat ሰንበት the holy entity
Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}

Soma Tomos
[fast of Tomos}


Normal working day

Normal working day

night vigil
for the seventh Sanbat
The seventh Sanbat ሰንበት . full moon Sene
Be’al asra
of the fifteenth.

Normal working

Normal working day


normal working day

Normal working day

preparation for the Sanbat
Sanbat ሰንበት
the holy entity

Normal Working Day
25. Normal Working Day26.
Normal working Day
Preparation for the Sanbat
Sanbat ሰንበት Holy Entity
Soma Maleya{ fast of maleya}

New moon observation/sighting evening
Second evening of moon observation
Moon 4 Sene year 7095

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Our Mission Statement: Rebuild Zion Amos 9:11

Selam to all Deqiqe Lemba Beta EziraEl. It is time to restore Seyon{Zion}!! To restore Iyyarusalem.!!! It is time to the end!!!

. All Deqiqe Lemba Beta EziraEl worldwide are urged to participate in the rebuilding of Seyon. Your donation or tithe can make a difference! Every donation or tithe is like laying a brick or stone for building the foundation and walls of Seyon..

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Reinstate the order of the priesthood, the highest court, and reinstate the High Priest. 

zion restoration planRebuild the Holy Temple and bring 
Sacrifices  once again  at the Holy Temple. 

Bring peace to EziraeEl and to the world.

Gather the scattered Beta EziraEl from all over the world.

Restore the 12 scattered Tribes of EziraEl to the Kingdom of  Lemba Beta EziraEl.

Makhado mountains, land of the Vhangona

To rule all twelve Tribes. Twelve tribes of lemba Beta Esrael. Restore the family systems within each Tribe as they had originally functioned

Uphold and restore complete performance of the commandments and complete obedience to ELAmlak Beta EziraEl Amlak la kullu Manfas.

Cause all Lemba Beta Esrael in the entire world to fulfill the Commandments of the ORIT, and to uphold and strengthen the one and only true Beta Esrael way{ Haymanot}


Beta EziraEl

His Majesty King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት nəgusä nägäst, አድያም ሰገድ

His Majesty King Binyam Selamun ሰሎሞን”King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nägäst King of Kings! አድያም ሰገድ “To Whom the Confines of the Earth Bow! የይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(Lion of Yhuda)


His Majesty King Binyam Selamun ሰሎሞን King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst King of Kings! አድያም ሰገድ “To Whom the Confines of the Earth Bow! የይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(Lion of Yhuda)

Well done Solomon/ Child of Chibundukute and Musoni/Son of waRebwa, Son of Chiponda, Son of Nyakavi/Son of Mhushu/Son of Madzingira

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”Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.”{ 1 kings 9:5}

His Majesty King Binyam Selamun ሰሎሞን King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst King of Kings! አድያም ሰገድ “To Whom the Confines of the Earth Bow! የይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(Lion of Yhuda)

”Your house and kingdom will endure forever before Me, and your throne will be established forever.”{2 Samuel 7:16}

His Majesty King Binyam Selamun ሰሎሞን King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst King of Kings! አድያም ሰገድ “To Whom the Confines of the Earth Bow! የይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(Lion of Yhuda)

Praised be የእግዚአብሔርም መንፈስ ሁሉ ሥጋ Amlak Lakullu Manfas Wa Lakullu Zasega {The Lord of all Spirit and of all flesh} for our king.

”There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” {Joshua 1:5}

selamun the lion of Yhuda2His majesty KING BINYAM SELAMUN, King of lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst, አድያም ሰገድ, “to whom the confines of the earth bow.

Our inherent leader, our ancestral gift, symbol of unity , guarantor of peace, one from the Solomonic dynasty, one from the Gideon dynasty, son of lemba Great Selamun, son of ancestor Baamun/ Bar-emun/ Baramina/Amun, the only reigning monarch after King Pinchas of Beta Esrael.

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Black Lion of Hasaba

HRH King Binyam Selamunየይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(lion of Yhuda)

King of Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst, አድያም ሰገድ, “to whom the confines of the earth bow.

  now reigns  over the “House of Dawit” of a Judean dynasty called the house of Lemba Beta Esrael.

selamun the lion of Yhuda

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son (or the son of the king) with your righteousness. He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor. He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts. All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.” Psalm 72:1-11

His Majesty King Binyam Selamun ሰሎሞን King of Lemba Beta Esrael ንጉሠ ነገሥት, nəgusä nägäst King of Kings! አድያም ሰገድ “To Whom the Confines of the Earth Bow! የይሁዳ አንበሳ¨(Lion of Yhuda)


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