Post 303: Exciting Adzuki beans, Tiulim lead by Ezra Rosenfeld, Letter from Offir Lang to Nachlaot community

Post Passover and I’m chalishing for Kitniot. This is a vegetarian, healthy recipe for adzuki beans veggie burger patties. This adzuki veggie burger is amazing and resembles very much the texture and taste of ground beef.

Author: Ruxandra Micu

Serves: 15+ adzuki burger patties


  • 150g adzuki beans, previously soaked for at least 5 hours (it is best to let them soak overnight)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 small carrot, grated

  • 6-7 young salad leaves, chopped

  • 2 Tbsps ground flax + 3 Tbsps water (or one large egg)

  • 2 Tbsps fresh chopped parsley

  • breadcrumbs or chickpea flour (you can also use regular wheat flour – you’ll need it if the composition is too moist)

  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

  • 1 tsp thyme + ½ tsp ground coriander + ½ allspice or burger spices mix (optional – if you want it to taste even more like beef burgers you can add a spices mix, but be sure it’s natural and additive-free – if you add spices mix you won’t need to add salt and pepper as it most likely already contains them)


  1. Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.

  2. Put the previously soaked adzuki beans in a pot and cover them with water. Let them boil for 40 minutes (or until tender) and don’t forget to add 1 tsp baking soda in the water. This way

  3. When ready, drain very well the adzuki beans. Put them in a large bowl and using a vertical mixer, mash them a little. Not too much. Whole azuki beans give the burgers a very nice texture.

  4. Add chopped onion, parsley, grated carrot, salt, pepper, spices (or spices mix), egg/flax egg and chopped salad leaves. Blend them well together using a fork.

  5. Now, the composition has to be sticky and easy to shape the patties. If it is too moist you can add some breadcrumbs or chickpea/rice/soy flour. Start with 2 tbsps  and add more if needed.

  6. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan. 1tbsp of oil is enough. Make the burger patties and put them on the pan to cook. Let them cook about 2 minutes on each side.

  7. Serve with anything you like (tip: they’re great with mustard! yum!) .

Vegetarian "Beef" Burger Adzuki Beans Veggie Burger

Dear All,

Below please find a schedule of tiyulim for the next six weeks. We may add one or two more after Pesach.



Save the Dates!

June 6th-7th

An all new two day tiyul to the Upper Galil, in the area of Tzfat.

The tiyul will include Biblical sites, gorgeous nature and a number of “out of the way” places and issues which we have not dealt with in the past.

Call or email to get an “early bird” price.

More details will be available in the next few weeks.


If you want to feel what it means to return to Israel after nearly two thousand years of exile, this is where you start.

3 PM – 6 PM

120 shekels


Ancient Synagogues

May 17th & 18th (Tues. – Wed.)

Our two day tour to the gorgeous, green Galil will deal with Jewish communal life from the time of the second Bet Mikdash until the end of the Talmudic period. We will focus mainly on ancient synagogues in the Galil and the role which they played in Jewish life in Israel and the diaspora; ranging from shuls which were active while the second Bet Mikdash stood in Jerusalem to a number of gorgeous and controversial shuls in the time of the Mishna and the Gemara.

Our tour will mostly take place in the lower Galil, with a short hop to the western slopes of the Golan.

We will arrive at the Rimonim Mineral Hotel in Teverya with enough time to enjoy the mineral and hot baths at the “Hamei Teverya” spa before dinner.

The cost is 975 shekels per person (double occupancy) which includes transportation, guide, lodging, dinner on the first night, breakfast and lunch on the second day and all entrance fees.

For the price of a single supplement or additional people in the room, please email or call.

In order to reserve, please send an email that you want to participate and then send a deposit of 250 shekels per person to: Ezra Rosenfeld – POB 151 – Alon Shevut 90433.

Dear Residents,

Thanks to everyone for all the many participants, residents and merchants, who filled the plaza Mahane Yehuda market and demonstrated for improving the quality of life in the heart of the city, and all those who planted green flags in protest. Attached are photos and stories. Soon they expected further steps will keep you updated.


Downtown residents are invited tomorrow, Monday, 05/09 at 20:00 physical and environmental committee, in the conference room at the Community Center City Center St. Ohel Moshe 42


Residents of neighborhoods in the city center are invited this Tuesday 10/5 at 19:45 ceremony of Memorial Day in Israel, communal courtyard heart of the city administration St. Ohel Moshe 42. The ceremony will be attended by bereaved families, residents of neighborhoods in the city center, youth, representatives of traders, Police representatives heart of the capital, the Jerusalem municipality representatives and members of the Association of community Centers and community Administration heart of the city.

We are at your disposal on every issue


Dr. Ofir Lang

Community Authority Chairman Lev


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