Rabbi Andrew Paley and Cantor Don Croll from Temple Shalom led the members in the traditional Tashlich prayers and songs, followed by the throwing of breadcrumbs into the community fountain releasing sins and transgressions from the past year.
“In throwing the breadcrumbs into the water, we are asking God to take the weight and sin off our shoulders,” said Rabbi Paley. “It is a new year and a new beginning. As the water carries away the bread, so too are our sins carried away.”
“Our Tashlich service by the courtyard fountain has become an annual tradition that members and family look forward to,” said Lana Van Giesen, executive director, The Legacy at Willow Bend. “I am proud that our community offers this beautiful, traditional service, and we will continue to make it memorable and special every year.”
The Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, is situated on a 28-acre site at Spring Creek Parkway between Preston Road and Ohio Drive. The Legacy at Willow Bend offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site. The community features 103 independent living apartment homes, 12 custom independent living villas, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 18 memory support suites, and 60 private skilled healthcare suites.
The Legacy at Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by parent company, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. The Legacy at Willow Bend, the only Jewish-sponsored life care retirement community in Texas, is open to people of all faiths. For information, call (972) 468-6208, or visit www.thelegacyWB.org.