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It sounds like your minyan is misapplying the opinion of the Rambam. There are 4 opinions regarding reciting "Half Hallel". (Half Hallel is said on Rosh Chodesh (except Tishrei and Tevet) and the last 6 days of Pesach.) The disagreement is about Half Hallel; all agree to recite Whole Hallel with a bracha even with no minyan. Rambam: No Half Hallel is ...
Birchei Yosef 131 says that unless there is a clear Minhag not to, a seperate room would say Tachanun.
Rabbi Yaakov Robinson from Chicago gave a shiur on the topic of breakaway minyanim. You can listen to the shiur here. He specifically mentions that he is not discussing the topic of home minyanim (which he says has its own issues), but rather, he is discussing creating a new shul. Here is my summary of the shiur: The RIVaSh, one of the rishonim, says that ...
I can't necessarily say what is customary, but I will say that if you are only going to say a portion, then you should say Barukh She'Amar, skip to Ashrei and say Psalms 145-50 and Yishtabach. This is all that is required, according to the Rambam: Hilkhot Tefila 7:12 יב. ושבחו חכמים למי שקורא זמירות מספר תהלים בכל יום ויום מתהלה לדוד עד סוף ...
The earlier answer gives Rambam's list of what's required, but I'll address what's customarily recited, as requested. All of it. The entire p'suke d'zimra as printed in the sidur is recited by someone praying even without a minyan in my experience (though sidurim and nuschaos vary).
The mitzvah of reading from the Torah on Shabbos, YomTov and Mondays and Thursdays takes place during tefillah but is not dependent upon it. Certainly the preferable mode of reading from the Torah is during davening but the mitzvah lasts all day and when a minyan is available they should read from Torah. (Mishne Berurah 135:1, Shaar Hatziyun 3 and Aruch ...
As a matter of practice at the daily minyon at the military post where I worked, we would have to continue davening individually until Yishtabach and usually we would get a minyon by Borchu. If a minyon does not come, then we have to daven the rest individually and do not say Borchu, Chazoras Hashatz, read the Torah, or say kadish. We do all daven together ...
The following is admittedly a weak and Aggadic answer. I've got a hammer, and if you squint right at this question, it looks kinda like a nail. I strongly suspect that a better answer could be found in actual Halachic sources. An essential difference between a community and an individual is that the community is "eternal," while individuals' lives are ...
One source that is relevant to this issue is Rabbeinu Yonah haGerondi (13th c.) on the Rif, Berakhot 4a. There, he brings the opinion of the rabbonim of France that one need not leave one's place of learning in order to pray in a minyan: פירשו רבני צרפת ז״ל שאפ׳ בלא עשרה היו עושין כן מפני שיותר נכון להתפלל יחידי במקום ששם קביעות התורה יומם ולילה ...
The Shaar Hatziyon (591:13) writes that if one is alone on Rosh Hashanah, one should try to daven at the same time as the tzibbur, and davening shacharis when they're doing mussaf isn't good enough. Perhaps one can derive from here that tefillah betzibur must involve the individual and the congregation reciting the same tefillah.
http://www.beithillel.org.il/show.asp?id=60708 גם אבלים יוותרו על אמירת קדיש יתום במטוס ולא ינסו לארגן מנין. ניתן לעיין בגיליון זה בתשובה בנושא קדיש יתומה, בעניין שתמיד יש לבחון אם אמירת הקדיש גורמת לקידוש השם או ח"ו להיפך, שאז יש לוותר על אמירת הקדיש. An Aveil should give up his Kaddish rather than make a Chillul Hashem.
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