New to our Minyan?
Are you new to our minyan? Going through back issues of the Voice, I came across these suggestions I wrote about back in January of 2007. These suggestions remain useful today.
If you are new to the daily minyan, consider starting out by choosing one or two services each week to put on your schedule. Join us regularly at those times, and then slowly expand your participation.
Here are a few guidelines for those new to the daily minyan:
Be there with us – because your presence is what’s really needed
Wear casual attire
Start on the page where the service begins, and read at your own speed. With frequent attendance, you will soon become familiar with the prayers and their melodies
When others stand or sit, follow their lead; soon, you will understand the rhythms and movements of the service
Many individuals come even though they are too shy to lead the prayers. It’s okay to say no when asked to lead prayers or accept a Torah honor
Encourage your friends to come with you
Make a definite commitment to fulfill this mitzvah!