The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

B”H, 17 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In reply to your letter of Tuesday of [Parshas] Shoftim which informs [us] of your safe arrival in the city of Cleveland together with the members of your household, your activities there, and the arrangements for the initial period:

I was happy that you immediately began to draw Jews closer to Yiddishkeit in general and Chassidus in particular. Certainly this will be a medium to draw down and receive both material and spiritual influence in what you and your household need.

Regarding your mentionthat you were accepted as a shaliach tzibbur for the Mussaf Service for the coming High Holidays: May it be G‑d’s will that you succeed as a shaliach tzibbur and that your prayers be accepted, and that your congregation be written down and sealed for a good, sweet year in both material and spiritual matters.

You should certainly seek to find a synagogue that is appropriate for you but will not involve threatening another’s livelihood. Obviously, this is not a matter to be resolved immediately. Survey the city patiently so that you will be able to ascertain the situation clearly. Then you will certainly be able to find something appropriate for you.

As is understood, this does not conflict with earning a livelihood since, in the synagogues in this country, the spiritual leaders are busy on Shabbos and festivals and relatively free during the week.

Enclosed is the kuntreis for Chai Elul and an accompanying letter.

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah; I await good tidings in both the individual and communal sphere,

Menachem Schneerson

Undoubtedly, you have settled the matter with the Joint [Distribution Committee].