Rambam men help make a minyan


Davening with a minyan is one of the most basic and widespread practices among Jews throughout the world; yeshivas and shuls offer three minyanim a day as part of the regular schedule. The talmidim at Rambam Mesivta expanded this vital tradition to ensure that other shuls and programs have a daily minyan as well.

Groups of Rambam volunteers have fanned out to provide the “men” for a minyan at the Young Israel of North Woodmere and Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence. Last week on Rosh Chodesh Adar II, 20 boys provide ruach at Kulanu in a reverse inclusion minyan.

They frequently attend and fill in as needed when there is a need for a family that is sitting shiva.

Rambam’s Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman, said, “If any family needs our boys to come all they have to do is call us, and if there is a way to make it work, we will.”

This week, Rambam along with other local yeshiva high schools, begin participating in the initiative of helping a group of students at Lawrence High School have daily Shacharit services.