Minyan Being Arranged for NYC Marathon Runners This Sunday


marathonIf you are a frum Yid and will be running the 2009 NYC Marathon this Sunday, November 1, you will be able to daven in a warm location and a proper makom tefillah before the race, Matzav.com has learned.

Soveya, an organization providing a Torah approach to health and wellness in the Jewish community, is offering a Shacharis minyan before this Sunday’s NYC marathon.

The netz minyan will start at 6 a.m. (sunrise is at 6:25 a.m.) and will take place at Agudas Shomrei Hadas, located at 98 Rupert Avenue in Staten Island. Following davening, there will be free bagels, bananas and juice provided. There will be a special shiur offered between the end of davening and the start of the race titled “Shmiras Hanefesh, Shmiras Haguf,” given by Rabbi Eli Glaser, director of Soveya.

There will be free transportation from the shul to the starting area and free transfer of tallis and tefillin to a central location in Brooklyn.

RSVP is required. To register or for more information, call 1-888-8-SOVEYA (876-8392) or email info@soveya.com.

To support the minyan or to sponsor Jerry Gross’ run in this year’s race and help end childhood obesity in the Jewish world, email info@soveya.com. All proceeds will go directly to fund Soveya’s program for Jewish Day Schools called SWITCHH (the Soveya Wellness Initiative To Create Healthy Habits).

 {Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Did anyone ask Gedolei Yisroel, whether its better to davin B’yechidus or to make a minyan at this running with 40,000 Ainum Yehudim. This legitimizes those that make this gathering

  2. We have also arranged a Perek Shira Minyan for the ladies as well as a Machsom L’fi shiur. Details to follow. Looking for volunteers to put on tefillin for runners. [Thanks to the kosher noodle factory that supplied the kosher sphagetti with kosher ketchup for the starch before the race]

  3. Could someone also arrange a minyan for Mincha / Maariv mid – way for us runners (a.k.a. shleppers] that will still be running in the late afternoon – early evening.

  4. Reb Moishe,

    While you are at it, ask if you can daven with a minyan on a plane, in an airport, in Sloatsburg, at a convention, etc. where there are eino yehudim. Besides, if you read the posting carefully, they are davening in a SHUL, not in the SHUK.

    I wish there was a similar minyan for Bike NY

  5. Could someone please arrange that L’toeles Hatzibur they should hang Asher Yotzar signs translated in english at all toilet stops on the way