56th Annual Blintze Brunch

A simple occasion in 1966 for the Temple Sisterhood to serve blintzes has become one of Topeka’s most desired annual food events. Almost 1,000 people attended Blintze Brunch at Temple Beth Sholom each year, up until 2020 that is when over 1,000 Blintze Brunched-for-cause. TBS was quick to adjust their annual spring event in 20202, pushing the date a few months but more importantly, creating a drive-thru, curb-side experience; it was a success.

Building from last year, the 56th Annual Blintze Brunch is Sunday, May 2 from 9a to 2p and will once again be drive-thru, curb-side. The TOGO Delicious meal is $18 per person and includes:

  • 2 Blintzes
  • Rolled Cabbage
  • Meat Knish
  • Potato Knish
  • Dessert

Order your Blintze Brunch online at TBSGiving.com When you do, designate a pick-up time slot which helps expedite friendly service.

Starting Blintze Brunch Sunday and going to May 16 is TBS's annual silent auction, virtually. At the same place where you purchased your brunch tickets (TBSGiving.com), you'll be able to bid on some coveted silent auction items. No third party apps to download or weird user-interface, TBS is providing a simple, clean platform making it easy for everyone to bid high and bid often. 

Over 85% of Blintze Brunch guests are outside the Jewish community; and for those who may be newbies, here is a quick run-down of the food.

KNISHES: crispy pastry wrapped around potato filling or a meat filling. Lucky for you, your dinner box comes with one of each, so no difficult choices

ROLLED CABBAGE: beef rolled in cabbage leaves (oh-so-good)

DESSERT: swoon

BLINTZES: warm crepe filled with a cottage cheese / cream cheese mixture and cinnamon with fruit preserves as a topping. You get two, because I’ve never meat anyone who could have just one.

CHALLAH: Each year a limited amount of Jewish style Challah is available; every year it sells out. Sorry to say, it’s already gone.

On that note, there are less than 200 tickets remaining for the 56th Annual Blintze Brunch. Don’t be bashful, get to banging on that keyboard and order yours right now! Ticket sales close May 1 or when they sell out, which could very well be within the next 48 hours.

Enjoy some amazing food while raising funds for community fellowship and the mission of the temple.

HISTORY

of TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

The Jewish community of Topeka dates back to 1868, not long after the founding of the city. Of the many Jewish organizations and institutions in Topeka’s history, the most important has been the synagogue. Two congregations founded in 1905 and 1915 joined together to build Temple Beth Sholom, Topeka’s first synagogue, in 1920. In 1928, the synagogue became Reform, affiliating in 1935 with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, now the Union of Reform Judaism.

Today, Temple Beth Sholom is the center of Jewish life in Topeka. TBS is in the mainstream of Reform Judaism and is warm to Jewish tradition. Individuals from a broad range of Jewish backgrounds have found a place for themselves in the congregation. Through worship, members of TBS observe religious holidays and create ceremonies which highlight contributions to Jewish life, mark personal milestones, and bring members closer together.

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