Ten Reasons I Attend Minyan

OJC is one of the only synagogues on Long Island that holds a Minyan every single morning and evening. These services are short 30-40 minutes in the morning and less in the evening. Can you come one morning/evening a week to help us have enough people? It is a great way to start and end your day.

Morning Minyan:

Sunday: 9:00 AM           Monday/ Thursday: 6:50 AM              Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Friday: 7:00 AM

Evening Minyan:

Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM

 

Did you have breakfast with God today?

There is no better way to begin the day than Minyan. It is a civilized way to begin and end the day.

 

 Ten Reasons I Attend Minyan Almost Every Morning….

 

You might think I attend morning Minyan because I have a professional responsibility to do so (I am the Rabbi, after all). But that’s not the reason I show up most mornings. I attend Minyan because I enjoy it. I attend because it’s a civilized way to begin the day. Here are the top ten reasons I attend Minyan:

1. Attending Minyan is like having breakfast with God!

2. The prayer book reminds me what really counts in life and the things for which I’m thankful.

3. Shacharit is a Jewish way of saying “Wow” – and experiencing a sense of wonder.

4. There’s something satisfying about knowing I helped make the Minyan – especially when I’m number ten.

5. Putting on Tefillin is cool! It is the original ‘wrap’ session.

6. I’m happy to bring a little comfort to someone saying Kaddish for a loved one.

7. It reminds me that I’m not alone in the world: I’m part of a community and part of the Jewish people.

8. It helps me wake up. I may be asleep when I arrive but I’m wide awake and ready to go by the time Minyan ends.

9. The people who attend Minyan are my friends – I love seeing them first thing in the morning.

10. Why do I attend Minyan? It’s a Mitzvah!