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If you have 10 people who want to pray, you can make a minyan. You don't need a special reason, other than perhaps, it is time for shachris, mincha, mariv. The only people who will be excluded are non-Jews, or people who have performed the prayers for that time of the day.
In public one has to conform with the minhag of the place. Like putting on t'fillin on chol hamoed if everyone else does. Minhagim can change like if new people come and they become the marjority. For someone to change like chabad try to make everyone do, cannot be considered right. Those who visit Crakow and daven in the 'rmo' shul all daven ashkenaz even ...
Pesachim 51 discusses this topic. Generally it says (unless one is traveling from Israel to Chutz Laaretz and plans to return) one follows the local custom if it's more machmir (strict) or his old location's custom if that is more machmir. For a Tefillah nussach, they'd probably be equally machmir. It also says part of the reason for the above halacha is to ...
I have written elsewhere why it is altogether wrong to daven in the women's section. This place does not have the same 'holiness' as the men's.
A quick glance at the source cited (Shulchan Aruch § 109), yields an interesting find in the Magen Avraham (2). He debates and compares several different priorities in such a case, including the requirement to pray within the designated time and the requirement to pray with the congregation. Ultimately, he solves the problem by prioritizing certain ...
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