A letter to a newly established synagogue in suburban New York

By the Grace of G‑d
Pesach Shеni, 5738 [May 21, 1978]
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Greeting and Blessings

I was pleased to receive your letter of the 27th of Nissan [May 4], and to be informed that your congregation was founded to support Torah Judaism in your part of Suffolk County, Long Island. May G‑d grant that it should be with great Hatzlocho [success].

I trust that special attention will be given to the children and youth of the congregation, which has always been of vital importance, especially in the present day and age. Needless to say, the young generation is not only the future of our people, but also the future of every congregation.

It is also well to bear in mind the favorable impact that the foundation of a Torah-true congregation and Talmud Torah [Jewish day school] has in showing a practical example what a relatively small group of dedicated Jews can do when they take up such a challenge with real devotion and enthusiasm, which is bound to inspire many others to follow their example.

May G‑d grant that you should have good news to report about your steady advancement from strength to strength.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson