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Minyan (meen-yahn) — lit., Counting; quorum of at least 10 adult males who pray together
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Year of Mourning: Mourners Leading a Minyan
Mourners Leading a Minyan
The dead person benefits if his/her son or sons lead...
U'Va L'Tzion
Kadosh in U'Va L'Tzion with the Minyan
Say kadosh three times in u’va l’tzion together with...
Hallel
Saying Hallel with a Minyan
When saying half- and full Hallel : It is preferable to say...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Eating for Minyan
You may say birkat ha’mazon with a minyan if: At...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Seating for Minyan or Mezuman
You may join with other men to make a minyan or mezuman (a mezuman...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Women's Mezuman and Minyan
Women (even if 10 or more) do not make a minyan , only a...
Kiddush Levana: Who Says
Kiddush Levana: Minyan
You do not need a minyan to say kiddush levana .
Burial: Kaddish
Burial: Kaddish: Attending Minyan
It is a mitzva to attend the minyan at a burial, but no one needs to...
Burial: Kaddish
Burial: Kaddish: Having Minyan
It is important, but not critical, to have a minyan at the gravesite...
Shiv'a: Minyan
Reason for Shiv'a House Minyan
The main reason for a shiv’a house minyan is to allow the...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: General Prayer Services
Here is when to pause or join the minyan during general prayer...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Ma'ariv
If the ma’ariv minyan says shema , you must join them for the...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Regular Shacharit
Shema When the minyan reaches the shema in shacharit:...
Amida: Reader's Repetition: Kedusha
Say Minyan's Version of Kedusha
At a minyan with a custom different from yours, say their version of...
Pre-Yom Kippur: Meal (Se'uda HaMafseket)
Mezuman/Minyan at pre-Yom Kippur Meal (Se'uda HaMafseket)
A mezuman or minyan is permitted at the pre- Yom Kippur meal...
Where To Pray: How Close
Prayer with Minyan in another Room
If you are outside the room in which a minyan is praying, you may...
With Whom To Pray: Minyan Etiquette: Nusach
Minyan Leader Follows Custom of Minyan
Say the entire prayer service (and not just the public portions)...
With Whom To Pray: Seeking a Quorum (Minyan)
How Much Effort To Pray with a Minyan
Praying with a minyan is very important and you should travel up to 18...
With Whom To Pray: What Constitutes a Quorum (Minyan)
How Many Men Needed for a Minyan
A minyan is a prayer quorum of 10 Jewish men who are at least 13 years...
With Whom To Pray: Who May Be Counted in a Quorum (Minyan)
Non-Shomer Shabbat Jew Counted in Minyan
A non- shomer Shabbat Jew may be counted as part of a minyan .  
With Whom To Pray: Quorum (Minyan) Size
Large Minyan or Small
In general, praying with a large group of Jews is preferable to praying...
With Whom To Pray: Which Prayers Require a Quorum (Minyan)
Prayers that Require a Minyan
Although it is preferable to join a minyan whenever possible, prayer...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Mincha
During mincha , don’t pause at all (such as for kedusha or...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Shabbat/Jewish Festival Shacharit
If the leader gets to kedusha on Shabbat or Jewish festival...
Minyan: Amen: When 10 Men Includes Prayer Leader
Amida with Minyan but with less than Nine Men Answering
On Shabbat , even if there will not be at least nine men answering...
What To Pray: Set Prayers: Amida: With Whom To Pray
Amida: With Whom To Pray
Say shemoneh esrei ( amida ) with a minyan —ideally starting...
Shabbat: Candles: When To Light
Shabbat: Candles: Earliest Time To Light
You may not light  Shabbat  (or  Jewish festiva...
Purim: Commandments
Purim: Commandments
There are four mitzvot for Purim : 1. Shala ch Manot...
Shema: What To Say
Starting Shema before Prayer Leader Says
If you are late to shacharit or ma’ariv minyan and start the...
Mourner's Kaddish
Late in Joining Mourner's Kaddish
Situation All mourners should say  kaddish  in unison. You...
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: Hallel at Home or in Synagogue
Ideally, take your lulav and etrog to synagogue and say hallel...
Ga'al Yisrael/ HaMelech Bi'Chvodo
Saying Ga'al Yisrael with Leader or Amen
The prayer leader should say out loud the blessing preceding the amida...
Jewish Festivals: Ma'ariv
Answering Kedusha If You Began the Jewish Festival Early
If you began the Jewish festival early and you are at a minyan...
When To Pray: Shacharit: Shemoneh Esrei/Amida
When To Say Morning Amida
Say the morning amida by the first third of the day (by the 4 th...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
Alenu
Who Should Say Alenu
Any Jew who happens to be in a synagogue should say alenu with the...
Wasting People's Time (Tircha Tzibur)
Wasting People's Time (Tircha d'tzibura)
You may not waste people’s time or upset them ( tircha...
Introduction to Brit Mila
Introduction to Brit Mila
Avraham was commanded to circumcise himself and all males in his...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Eating for Mezuman
Say birkat ha’mazon as a mezuman if: You...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: How Many Men Needed for Baruch Hu U'Varuch Shemo
Say baruch hu u’varuch shemo before birkat ha’mazon...
Birkat HaMazon: Mezuman and Minyan
Birkat HaMazon: Reason for Mezuman
Saying birkat ha’mazon with a mezuman (or a minyan ) is...
Shiv'a: Leaving the House
Mourners' Leaving the Shiv'a House
Mourners should not leave the shiv’a house even if they do not...
Jewish Festivals: Candles: When To Light
Jewish Festivals: Candles: Earliest Time To Light
You may not light  Jewish festival (or Shabbat)...
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Jewish Festival Day: Yizkor
Jewish Festival Day: When To Say Yizkor
Yizkor is not required to be said at all, but it is the custom in...
Finishing Amida before Kedusha
Finishing Amida before Leader Says Kedusha
If you arrive late for any minyan (except ma'ariv ) that is about...
Shacharit: Shema: When To Say Shema Blessings
Shacharit: Shema: El Melech Ne'eman
Situation You are not with a minyan . You begin saying...
Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Missed Amida/Tashlumim If you accidentally miss any...
Peace in the Home (Shalom Bayit)
Introduction to Shalom Bayit
Shalom bayit  is a family at peace, as one unit. When leniencies...
Fast Days: Prayers
VaYechal
If at least six of the men in a mincha minyan on a fast day are...
Set Prayers: Mincha
Mincha: Tachanun
If the minyan gets to tachanun after sunset, say tachanun until up...
Set Prayers: Ma'ariv
Saying HaMelech BiChvodo with Prayer Leader
As with the blessing ga’al yisrael in shacharit , the prayer...
Selichot
Selichot
You may say s elichot by yourself. Note You may only say the...
Minyan: Keeping Pace: Shacharit Minyan
If Arrive Late on Shabbat or Jewish Festival Morning
If you are late to minyan on Shabbat (or Jewish festival)...
Minyan: Keeping Pace: Shacharit Minyan
What To Skip To Catch Up in Shacharit
If you arrive late for a shacharit minyan , or if you are lagging...
With Whom To Pray: Who May Be Counted in a Quorum (Minyan)
Boy less than 13 Years Old
A boy who has not reached 13 years of age may not be counted in a...
Where To Pray: Distracting People/Mechitza
Where Mechitza Needed
A mechitza to separate men and women is needed only when praying in a...
Where To Pray: Synagogue Etiquette: Children
Bringing Children to Synagogue
Do not bring children to minyan until they are able to say the prayers...
How To Pray: Language/Pronunciation/Nusach
Praying in Own Language
Praying in Hebrew is preferable, even if you don’t understand...
VaYechulu
Saying VaYechulu with Others
Friday night, it is a nice custom for men to say va’yechulu with...
Women: Birkat HaMazon
Women: Mezuman
For women’s mezuman, see Birkat HaMazon: Women's Mezuman...
Shabbat: Early Ma'ariv
Answering Kedusha If You Accepted Shabbat
Situation You have begun Shabbat early and you are at a minyan...
Tish’a B’Av
Tish'a B'Av: Pre-Fast Meal
You may say birkat ha’mazon with a mezuman or with a minyan...

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