By the Grace of G‑d
25th of Nissan, 5737
13th of April, 1977
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hon. Ald. Solomon Gutstein
City Council
Council Chamber
2nd Floor, City Hall
Chicago, Ill.

Greeting and Blessing:

I am pleased to acknowledge receipt of your message of greetings and felicitations on the occasion of my recent birthday. Please be assured of my sincere appreciation.

I particularly appreciate your kind gesture in being the chief sponsor of the Congratulatory Resolution adopted by the Chicago City Council on March 21, 1977. Please convey my sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors and all the members of the Council.

Your warm sentiments are particularly welcome and meaningful in view of the fact that the city of Chicago hosts renowned educational and religious institutions sponsored by our Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which are so vital in the present day and age.

In behalf of our movement therefore, no less than in my own behalf, I prayerfully reciprocate your good wishes by reiterating the Divine Promise given to our Patriarch Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee.” Accordingly, may you and all the citizens of your great city enjoy G‑d’s blessings in a generous measure materially and spiritually.

With blessing,
Cordially yours,

cc/Rabbi H. Shusterman
Rabbi S.S. Hecht
Ms. L. Kosofsky