December 18, 2011 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #601177
Does anyone know of a minyan in Flatbush (walking distance from Brooklyn College) that davens mincha b/w 3 and 4 on Monday?
(I can’t find one on the godaven Web site.)December 19, 2011 12:53 am at 12:53 am #836884December 19, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #836885
Thank you very much, Jothar. I will iy”h bli neder daven at the Ave J Mens’ Shoes minyan @3PM tomorrow.December 19, 2011 4:12 am at 4:12 am #836886
Do they have a minyan in Flatbush? I heard there’s a Jewish community over there. I wonder if it’s as big as some of our Midwestern kehilos!!December 19, 2011 7:00 am at 7:00 am #836887
LOVE it!December 19, 2011 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #836888
Yeah there’s one or 2 Shuls here but nothing like the Midwest LOL.December 19, 2011 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #836889
The OP said he was looking for a minyan, so I figured if it’s so hard to find, well then he could come out here!December 19, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #836890
Avenue J men’s shoes minyan…must be a great joke/slogan in there somewhere…. Help your souls and soles?December 20, 2011 8:50 am at 8:50 am #836891
I am sure there is a closer minyan than Ave J mens shoes. there are a ton of shuls in the neighborhood. There is a shul on Bedford, i think bt. I and J, there is a shul on the corner of j and 28th, J and 29th, and two on J bt 29th and Nostrand. I think there is one on J and Bedford. there are many more. there are also a few yeshivos in the neighborhood, such as Veretsky, Boston, and Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s zatza”l.December 20, 2011 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #836893
1- There is a minyan on bedford between Campus Rd. and Ave. I on the same block as the main entrance to campus.
2- Daven at the Hillel minyan at 1:45. We need the help when everyone has finals between 1 and 3December 20, 2011 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #836894
commonsense -There are probably at least 15 shuls closer to Brooklyn College than J and 13, but common sense would tell you that most shuls do not have a mincha minyan between 3-4, unless shkia is around 4. But I agree that he should try the yeshivos.
mik5- I didnt know J and 13th is considered walking distance from Brooklyn College!December 20, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #836895
mik5: Was there a minyan? I couldn’t make it, 1pm final.December 21, 2011 12:43 am at 12:43 am #836896
yungerman – I know that most shuls don’t have a minyan at that time, but that’s the time I needed and yes, I went there on Monday – but I didn’t like it.
also, it is walking distance – i walked there in about 20-30 minutes after finishing my history final.
itchesrulik: i know that there is a minyan in hillel at 1:45, but the rav said that there wouldn’t be a minyan during finals weeks unless it was arranged (for obvious reasons).
therefore, i have not been inside hillel during finals week and don’t know whether there was or will be any minyan. however, we do have menorah lighting there wednesday and thursday.
Today, I davened in the shul at the end of 17th Street and J on the right side, and it was awesome. Their davening is very enjoyable, maybe b/c the chazzan works in the shul and does not have to run out to be back at work, so he’s not rushing, etc, etc. (he even puts on a tallit for mincha and lights candles!!)
there is also the yeshiva of flatbush on 16th street and avenue j. Having said all this, I don’t feel comfortable walking into a yeshiva unless I specifically know where and when the minyan is, b/c I’m a BT and don’t “fit in.”December 21, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am #836897
menorah lighting is at 5.
yungerman – I learned that when you have a choice between two or more (equally convenient and good) minyamin, you should choose the farthest one so that you receive reward for your steps. but at the same time, a shul is better than a shoe store (or any other non-shul minyan) b/c of its inherent holiness (every shul is a miniature Bais Hamikdosh – may the real one be rebuilt speedily in our days!). Maybe you can give us a halachic analysis of whether it’s better to daven in a nearby shul or a far-away non-shul minyan. I guess it all depends on the quality of the davening, as well.December 21, 2011 12:52 am at 12:52 am #836898
itche – do i know you (at BC)?December 21, 2011 3:39 am at 3:39 am #836899
mik5- It is only better to go to the farther minyan if both minyanim are equal (i.e. both real shuls), but if one is a real shul and one is not, it’s probably better to daven in the closer real shul. (KS”A Siman Yud Beis)December 21, 2011 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #836900
mik5- You can always walk to Landau’s if you need the excercise.
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