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We may have a small Jewish presence in Topeka, but Sunday it was hard to notice.
Temple Beth Sholom hosted its 48th annual Blintze Brunch and Jewish food fair Sunday morning into the afternoon.
All kinds of delicious food items topped the menu, including blintzes, rolled cabbage, matzo ball soup and bagels.
It drew a big crowd and even Governor Sam Brownback stopped by.
The people involved say it’s a great way to incorporate the Jewish community with the rest of the Topeka community.”It’s just very satisfying to know that we can put on an event this size in such a small Jewish community and it’s also very satisfying to know that we get this overwhelming support from the non Jewish community,” says chairperson Jack Wisman, “’cause there aren’t very many of us in town and we just couldn’t do it without their support.”
There were also performances of Israeli dancing and Jewish music, informative displays and sales of baked goods. They start preparing for this event in January.