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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 11:51:37 PM »
I wonder how many people are planning on joining the minyan on the Antarctica cruise...

Just remember to bring along a extra bencher for them

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2018, 12:02:01 AM »
I wonder how many people are planning on joining the minyan on the Antarctica cruise...

Just remember to bring along a extra bencher for them
or donít  ;)
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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2018, 12:08:34 AM »
or donít  ;)
or they can raffle them off....

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2018, 12:15:16 AM »
I wonder how many people are planning on joining the minyan on the Antarctica cruise...

You'd be surprised. We've had people try.
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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2018, 12:16:29 AM »
You'd be surprised. We've had people try.
youíll be surprised. When you get there  ;D

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2018, 06:47:52 AM »
Does anyone have experience being on a cruise that Kosherica is on, but booking it on your own and eating the ship's kosher food options?
I wanted to know if Kosherica is okay with joining their minyan or do they have a problem with that.
My parents were on a boat that happened to have a kosherica group. They allowed my dad attend shabbos morning davening but he could tell the manager wasn't happy about it.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2018, 11:55:32 AM »
Years ago I worked on a couple of Kosherica cruises. For some services (including all shabbos services and whenever there was food/entertainment), a minyan was no problem, but for some of the mid-week minyanim when the ship was docked at a port of call, kosherica customers saying kadish were very grateful for a few non-Kosherica guests who helped make the minyan.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2018, 12:03:25 PM »
Years ago I worked on a couple of Kosherica cruises. For some services (including all shabbos services and whenever there was food/entertainment), a minyan was no problem, but for some of the mid-week minyanim when the ship was docked at a port of call, kosherica customers saying kadish were very grateful for a few non-Kosherica guests who helped make the minyan.
they should have made Kosherica pay them for using them to complete the minyan

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2018, 12:18:26 PM »
You'd be surprised. We've had people try.
Would you allow someone to join your minyan?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2018, 02:19:15 PM »
that seems cruel to not allow Jews to pray in a minyan.
was going to respond exactly what Dan said
IMO its completely wrong. if its pure by accident that u had no idea there was Kosherica on board then maybe... but I certainly would expect Kosherica to stick to their policy and only allow customers or you would have many people claiming they had no idea... Pesach programs deal with this all the time and its straight up stealing
If you rent a house for Pesach in Orlando next to a community rented out by a program that has a dedicated house for a minyan for that program with the intention of using that as a minyan.
If you stay in the Fairmont Whistler for Pesach with the intention of buying your own catered food and sneaking into the Four Seasons program for a minyan.
If you buy a cabin on a boat specifically because someone else spent thousands of hours creating a business that offers a minyan for their customers.

You may think you're being a good Jew by sneaking in and davening in said minyan, but I'd posit that you are not. These are businesses offering a minyan to meet their paying clients needs, not community shuls. You are gaming the system at another Jew's expense.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2018, 02:29:04 PM »
was going to respond exactly what Dan said
IMO its completely wrong. if its pure by accident that u had. one idea there was Kosherica on board then maybe... but I certainly would expect Kosherica to stick to their policy and only allow customers or you would have many people claiming they had no idea... Pesach programs deal with this all the time and its straight up stealing
well once your just davening there you get to use the shuls facilities, take a coffee, make a lchaim, take some extra milk for the baby etc.

I know people who run some of these programs. Some of them are happy to let people join as long as they ask, and others are just outright shocked again every year by the amount of extra milk and coffee they need to bring in for the "guests".

People really don't realize what effort and cost is involved. If you do need to daven there, ask and respect the answer.

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2018, 02:49:38 PM »
if its pure by accident that u had no idea there was Kosherica on board then maybe...

Most such people book these cruise in particular because they know Kosherica is on that cruise, no one is showing up by surprise

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
Most such people book these cruise in particular because they know Kosherica is on that cruise, no one is showing up by surprise
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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2018, 02:59:45 PM »
Most such people book these cruise in particular because they know Kosherica is on that cruise, no one is showing up by surprise
How can one know that Kosherica is on a particular cruise? Why dont they keep that info private?

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Re: Joining Kosherica cruise minyan
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2018, 03:05:40 PM »
?

You get my point

How can one know that Kosherica is on a particular cruise? Why dont they keep that info private?

They have a website - all cruises are listed https://www.kosherica.com/koshercruises/index.asp

I know someone that booked a cruise to piggyback on Kosherica, but when they arrived at the port they found out they booked the wrong one...