If a few men know there will be no minyan so they choose to daven biyechidut, is there merit to their staying "together" either in shul or not? Is there a notion of "kahal" or "rov am" even in part if they daven "together" (maybe even with one davening out loud to set a pace)?

I have heard that when one davens alone at his home, he is supposed to daven at the same time as the minyan at shul (though this site makes it only as a suggestion) and in this way, he sort of attaches to the group davening of the minyan and his davening is not rejected. Does this "group" identity attach even when the group in shul is smaller than 10?

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    There is always an advantage to davening in shul, even with no one else present
    – Joel K
    Nov 17, 2020 at 17:47
  • We have this question I think already
    – Double AA
    Nov 17, 2020 at 18:33
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    Not exactly on target, but there is a Hagaos Mimoni that one should pray with the congregation in shul even if there is not a minyan there.
    – Mordechai
    Nov 17, 2020 at 23:52
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    should women be encouraged to daven with other women if they are not going to shul?
    – rosends
    Dec 10, 2020 at 14:11
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    Does this answer your question? Does all or nothing apply to a minyan? May 27, 2021 at 1:21


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