A Soulful Story: Small World Story

March 29, 2024

"Feeding the Jewish Soul" is a weekly series offering insights into The Legacy's daily impact on the seniors we serve.

By Leah Fischer
Originally printed in the March 2024 resident newsletter

I grew up in Chattanooga, TN and eventually moved to Baltimore to be near my son and daughter-in-law. Unfortunately, I fell, and broke my hip; and could no longer cook Kosher meals for myself.

My son in Dallas learned that Legacy Midtown Park (LMP) had just opened and could provide Kosher meals, critical for my lifestyle. So I decided to move in. I knew only one person in Dallas and I had lost track of her a long time ago.

Here’s the small world story: When I moved in, I received a roster of residents and I read through the names. The only person I know in Dallas was living right here at LMP. Another resident pointed her out to me. I walked over to my old friends and said, “I know you.” She looked at me and said, “I’m not sure that I know you.” Then she looked at my name tag and gasped, “Are you Leah Gill?”

And that was how Rena Fox Silverberg and Leah Gill Fischer reunited after not seeing each other in over 60 years.

Support The Legacy Senior Communities Foundation to create more moments like this. We honor seniors with compassionate, dignified care, guided by Jewish values. With annual contributions exceeding $1 million, we provide charitable care to Dallas-area Jewish seniors. Your support sustains The Legacy Difference, offering Jewish life initiatives, Kosher dining, events, transportation, security, and more. Explore our Blog every Friday for stories showcasing the vibrant lives of seniors at The Legacy Senior Communities.


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