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2020 Blintzapalooza


It is with great regret that Temple Beth Hatfiloh is announcing the cancellation of Blintzapalooza this year. The members of the organizing committee in consultation with health authorities have determined that holding a gathering that regularly attracts several thousands of persons in a relatively confined space is unwise while the COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly in our state. We want to thank those who have already spent hours in planning and organizing the event and those who volunteered and stood ready to assist at the event itself.

We hope that our members and members of the wider community will consider making a contribution to the Blintzapalooza charitable fund so that we do not disappoint our intended recipients: The work of providing legal assistance to refugees and immigrants must go on; the vital operations of Interfaith Works assisting the unhoused and creating cooperation and understanding among the spiritual communities of the South Sound needs our support now more than ever; and the need for those in crisis to pay for rent and utilities in order to stay in their homes is ever present. You can make checks payable to Temple Beth Hatfiloh with Blintzapalooza in the subject line or donate online with Blintzapalooza noted in the "Gift Details" box. Additionally, there may be opportunities to participate in a limited book sale, stay tuned for details.

Blintzapalooza is TBH’s beloved annual community fundraiser. Each year, thousands of people come through the temple doors to purchase bagels, blintzes, and books. Usually on the last Sunday in March, Blintzapalooza is one of the ways that TBH fulfills the Jewish value of tzedakah, or charitable giving. Through tzedakah we work to create justice and fairness in our world and make Olympia a better place for all who live here.


All of the proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofit organizations. Since 1988, you have helped raise over $210,000 for over 50 projects and programs at 30 different local organizations doing good work in our community. 




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