When given an Aliyah in a shul that uses a katan as the tenth "man" of the minyan, which is contrary to the opinion of the vast majority of gedolei haposkim (SA 55:4), what should one do? Simply refuse? Maybe walk out to save them from blessings in vain?

Is one permitted to refuse to attend a minyan where they occasionally use a katan, as one does not wish to jeopardize his tefilla b'tzibbur?

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    Is there anything specific about this case that leads you to ask about it, or would you be satisfied with a generic question about joining a minyan where you disagree with their counting methods?
    – magicker72
    Nov 18, 2019 at 23:35
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    There's a debate as to whether a person is required to pray with a minyan. However, I don't think anyone states that when one is asked to join a minyan, he must do so. I.e., one may refuse to comprise a minyan for whatever reason whatsoever and go to another minyan. No explanation required.
    – DanF
    Nov 19, 2019 at 17:02


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