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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1470 on: October 09, 2017, 12:16:04 AM »
Me and the fam are looking to visit the cedarhurst/woodmere neighborhood for shmini atzeres/simchas torah/shabbos and are looking for good shuls to visit for our wavelength (low-mid 30s with a few kids, prob right-wing modox in action and more central modox in thought/openmindedness).
would love a very carlebachy place and/or a more homey shtiebl-like option (i would probably also join a young israel for basics), but dont see any real options online. I think i would love something like the breslov-inspired white shul side minyan but in the cedarhurst/woodmere location. other than Aish kodesh, where should i go?

I dont like uber-yeshivish davening, or any tunes to kedusha made after 1995. I dont really like shabbos davening speeches that dont teach a real moral takeaway (i love mental tickles, but i think shul rabbis should use that short time for chizuk since most baalei baatim need real mussar/chizuk as its prob close to all they are getting). i love smiles and no shushes (i also love no talking, but if there is, it seems shushes sometimes makes things worse), and i'm fine with kids making noise until someone gives them a candy.

wow, i ended up bearing my soul for my likes and dislikes here :). any suggestions of secret minyanim i am missing much appreciated.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1471 on: October 09, 2017, 08:31:11 AM »
Me and the fam are looking to visit the cedarhurst/woodmere neighborhood for shmini atzeres/simchas torah/shabbos and are looking for good shuls to visit for our wavelength (low-mid 30s with a few kids, prob right-wing modox in action and more central modox in thought/openmindedness).
would love a very carlebachy place and/or a more homey shtiebl-like option (i would probably also join a young israel for basics), but dont see any real options online. I think i would love something like the breslov-inspired white shul side minyan but in the cedarhurst/woodmere location. other than Aish kodesh, where should i go?

I dont like uber-yeshivish davening, or any tunes to kedusha made after 1995. I dont really like shabbos davening speeches that dont teach a real moral takeaway (i love mental tickles, but i think shul rabbis should use that short time for chizuk since most baalei baatim need real mussar/chizuk as its prob close to all they are getting). i love smiles and no shushes (i also love no talking, but if there is, it seems shushes sometimes makes things worse), and i'm fine with kids making noise until someone gives them a candy.

wow, i ended up bearing my soul for my likes and dislikes here :). any suggestions of secret minyanim i am missing much appreciated.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1472 on: October 09, 2017, 11:46:35 AM »
Me and the fam are looking to visit the cedarhurst/woodmere neighborhood for shmini atzeres/simchas torah/shabbos and are looking for good shuls to visit for our wavelength (low-mid 30s with a few kids, prob right-wing modox in action and more central modox in thought/openmindedness).
would love a very carlebachy place and/or a more homey shtiebl-like option (i would probably also join a young israel for basics), but dont see any real options online. I think i would love something like the breslov-inspired white shul side minyan but in the cedarhurst/woodmere location. other than Aish kodesh, where should i go?

I dont like uber-yeshivish davening, or any tunes to kedusha made after 1995. I dont really like shabbos davening speeches that dont teach a real moral takeaway (i love mental tickles, but i think shul rabbis should use that short time for chizuk since most baalei baatim need real mussar/chizuk as its prob close to all they are getting). i love smiles and no shushes (i also love no talking, but if there is, it seems shushes sometimes makes things worse), and i'm fine with kids making noise until someone gives them a candy.

wow, i ended up bearing my soul for my likes and dislikes here :). any suggestions of secret minyanim i am missing much appreciated.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1473 on: October 09, 2017, 07:24:18 PM »
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thx u mean his son? will check his place out

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u mean in cedarhurst? didnt know there was a second minyan.

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1474 on: October 09, 2017, 07:29:51 PM »



 u mean in cedarhurst? didnt know there was a second minyan.

Yes, although I don't know the Yom schedule, they may only have one minyan on simchas torah. And heads up hakofos will probably be very exciting

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1475 on: October 09, 2017, 07:31:48 PM »
Yes, although I don't know the Yom schedule, they may only have one minyan on simchas torah. And heads up hakofos will probably be very exciting
sounds good. what time does upstairs minyan start on shabbos?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1476 on: October 09, 2017, 07:32:49 PM »
sounds good. what time does upstairs minyan start on shabbos?
10 o'clock (after chassidus)

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1477 on: October 09, 2017, 09:28:25 PM »
thx u mean his son? will check his place out


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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1478 on: October 17, 2017, 10:48:30 AM »
Me and the fam are looking to visit the cedarhurst/woodmere neighborhood for shmini atzeres/simchas torah/shabbos and are looking for good shuls to visit for our wavelength (low-mid 30s with a few kids, prob right-wing modox in action and more central modox in thought/openmindedness).
would love a very carlebachy place and/or a more homey shtiebl-like option (i would probably also join a young israel for basics), but dont see any real options online. I think i would love something like the breslov-inspired white shul side minyan but in the cedarhurst/woodmere location. other than Aish kodesh, where should i go?

I dont like uber-yeshivish davening, or any tunes to kedusha made after 1995. I dont really like shabbos davening speeches that dont teach a real moral takeaway (i love mental tickles, but i think shul rabbis should use that short time for chizuk since most baalei baatim need real mussar/chizuk as its prob close to all they are getting). i love smiles and no shushes (i also love no talking, but if there is, it seems shushes sometimes makes things worse), and i'm fine with kids making noise until someone gives them a candy.

wow, i ended up bearing my soul for my likes and dislikes here :). any suggestions of secret minyanim i am missing much appreciated.

Very nice summation of what I think a lot of people are looking for but don't have the guts to admit it.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1479 on: October 17, 2017, 04:23:31 PM »
so i liked both minyanim, but i think practically R willig (8:30 minyan) makes much more sense for week to week with family and chabad for when i wake up really late. problem is 1) houses around r Willig are impossible to find/expensive, 2) R Willig's shul is pretty full, and it looks like it can't really expand in the near future, so no real seats for me. so i am stuck  :'(.

Funny gaffe, i showed up on friday night (short kabbalas shabbos) hoping to hear R willig, and instead a random local rosh kollel got into serious detail on the machlokes on the kiyum mitzvas pru urevu (with like 5 boys aged 8-15), and the guy even misunderstood the famous story of a woman impregnated in a bath with some zerah in it and referred to a women in a bath filled with zerah (i couldnt help but lol :)), and then a ba'al habas started complaining as to the rabbi not giving a straight answer as to whether he should say a brocha before intercourse. good times.
I had to come back on shabbos day, and R Willig spoke beautifully and focused on R Chaim Shmulevitz's piece on the ohr and choshech in each person and how Kayain could be the originator of sacrifice and at the same time give the worst fruits when he had it all. Huge points for going to Sichos Mussar for the shabbos drasha (though it was kind of a rerun for me, it implies the quality of the hashkafa of the membership will be pretty good).

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1480 on: October 17, 2017, 09:30:39 PM »
so i liked both minyanim, but i think practically R willig (8:30 minyan) makes much more sense for week to week with family and chabad for when i wake up really late. problem is 1) houses around r Willig are impossible to find/expensive, 2) R Willig's shul is pretty full, and it looks like it can't really expand in the near future, so no real seats for me. so i am stuck  :'(.

Funny gaffe, i showed up on friday night (short kabbalas shabbos) hoping to hear R willig, and instead a random local rosh kollel got into serious detail on the machlokes on the kiyum mitzvas pru urevu (with like 5 boys aged 8-15), and the guy even misunderstood the famous story of a woman impregnated in a bath with some zerah in it and referred to a women in a bath filled with zerah (i couldnt help but lol :)), and then a ba'al habas started complaining as to the rabbi not giving a straight answer as to whether he should say a brocha before intercourse. good times.
I had to come back on shabbos day, and R Willig spoke beautifully and focused on R Chaim Shmulevitz's piece on the ohr and choshech in each person and how Kayain could be the originator of sacrifice and at the same time give the worst fruits when he had it all. Huge points for going to Sichos Mussar for the shabbos drasha (though it was kind of a rerun for me, it implies the quality of the hashkafa of the membership will be pretty good).
if you don't mind me asking, where do you currently live?

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1481 on: October 18, 2017, 05:49:29 PM »
if you don't mind me asking, where do you currently live?
  Willowbrook (Staten Island). great place to live, but prices have gone up like crazy and i can get betterl value in the 5 towns (and save on city taxes).

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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1482 on: October 19, 2017, 10:39:39 AM »
  Willowbrook (Staten Island). great place to live, but prices have gone up like crazy and i can get betterl value in the 5 towns (and save on city taxes).

The city taxes don't come close to the much higher grocery prices out here. I learnt that the hard way (well, I knew, but didn't really know) and I regret it a lot.

It irks me the most to see fundraisers for rebbeim to help pay for yom tov sponsored by supermarket X. Hmmm, why doesn't supermarket X make their prices normal and thus affordable to ALL and then you wouldn't have to have a huge fundraiser before every chag and another chance for supermarket X to see their name plastered everywhere.
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1483 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:31 AM »
The city taxes don't come close to the much higher grocery prices out here. I learnt that the hard way (well, I knew, but didn't really know) and I regret it a lot.

It irks me the most to see fundraisers for rebbeim to help pay for yom tov sponsored by supermarket X. Hmmm, why doesn't supermarket X make their prices normal and thus affordable to ALL and then you wouldn't have to have a huge fundraiser before every chag and another chance for supermarket X to see their name plastered everywhere.

you referring to stop and shop?
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Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
« Reply #1484 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:56 AM »
any recommendations for an alarm guy to install a new system?
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