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Does anyone know of shuls that still say Marovis (piyutim) on Yom Tov nights? I'm particularly interested in any place in Teaneck.

Many seem to think that it's a yekki minhag but it's pretty clear that they were said throughout Europe. (Mishna Brura takes it as a given that they are said whenever yom tov falls on a weekday when he discusses what is said on the other night if one of the nights is shabbos)

They are also printed in all standard machzorim, and would add a lot to the Yom Tov davening, yet it seems hard to find shuls that still say them.

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related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5494/759 – Double AA May 29 '12 at 19:25
Might I suggest you offer a bounty, aaron? – msh210 Sep 27 '12 at 22:09
This question is tagged "yotzrot", but should actually tagged "piyut" since yotzer refers to a piyut that is recited at the beginning of yotzer or. Colloquially, all piyutim are called yotzeroth is some circles, but I find that this is ironically used by people who never recite yotzer. – Joseph K. Strauss Dec 28 '14 at 3:59

Congregation Etz Chayim in Toledo, Ohio says them.

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I didn't realize there was an Orthodox Shul in Toledo. Awesome! – Seth J May 29 '12 at 19:48
@SethJ I only visited there once and they are a small but very warm community. – Double AA May 29 '12 at 19:50
Those two characteristics usually go hand-in-hand. – Seth J May 29 '12 at 19:52
Thanks for that response. It's amazing how the small community in Toledo preserves this age-old Minhag while many (perhaps most) people I've spoken to in some very large Jewish centers don't even know what Marovis is. – aaron May 29 '12 at 20:24

I do not know about Teaneck, but the following is a list of shuls that I know about that say ma'arovith in the New York area. All these minyonim say the Ashkenaz (German) version printed in the Rödelheim machzor. Ma'arovith is recited on all yomim tovim with the exception of Rosh haShonoh and Yom Kippur.

According to the Frankfurt, A.M. custom they are recited even on Friday nights. (marked by *)

  • *K'hal Adath Jeshurun, 85-93 Bennett Ave, New York, NY
  • *K'hal Adath Jeshurun of Monsey (KAJMO), 2 Dover Ter., Monsey NY
  • Cong. Sha'arei Hatikvah, 711 W 179 St., New York, NY
    • Sometimes there is no minyon on yom tov
  • *Fort Tryon Nursing Home, Overlook Ter. & W 190 St., New York, NY
  • *K'hal Adath Jeshurun of New Hempstead, Marcia Lane, New Hempstead, NY
    • Intermittent, but ususally meets on yom tov except Simchath Torah
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Hendon United Synagogue in the UK says them. That is the shul I have grown up going to.

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Why is this downvoted when another answer with less detail isn't? – Monica Cellio Aug 18 '13 at 17:17
Thanks for the information Joshua. Have you been there and seen this, or if not, where did you get the information? (I added a link to their web site for you.) – Monica Cellio Aug 18 '13 at 17:21
That is the shul I have grown up going to. – Joshua Pearl Sep 11 '14 at 17:48
Thanks Joshua. I edited that into your answer for you. – Monica Cellio Sep 11 '14 at 18:18

Fifth Ave. Synagogue in New York (Manhattan) says them. I heard this first hand from their Chazan, Cantor Malovany.

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A link to a source for your answer would greatly improve it. – user2110 Mar 20 '13 at 18:02
In what city? Can you provide a link or more-specific info? Thanks. – Monica Cellio Aug 18 '13 at 17:16

The GGBH (Munks') in Golders Green says them.

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