48th Annual Blintze Brunch Invites Community To Learn About Jewish Culture

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- An all-out Jewish food extravaganza Sunday in the Capital City is an ongoing tradition for almost 50 years.

Temple Beth Shalom hosted its 48th annual Blintze Brunch and Jewish Food Fair.

Members of the temple hosted a fall Blintze Fest, but Sunday's event was the real deal.

Blintzes, kugle, matzah ball soup, knishes and more were served at the temple to huge crowds. That wasn't it. A live band played traditional Jewish music. People could also browse the food fair and bake sale.

All of it is not only for Topeka's Jewish community, but also to invite other people to learn about the culture.

"We look at it as an opportunity to educated the non-Jewish folks culturally and gastronomically too about the Jewish culture at the Blintze Brunch," Chair Jack Wiseman said. "It takes the support of the whole Jewish community to put it together because everything that's made, the people are eating here, is made in that kitchen."

The Blintze Brunch is the temple's largest and most successful fundraiser. It hosts two blintze events per year.