Q. An Ashkenazi became frum in Israel and lived there for many years. his nusach tefillah is like the minhag of Israel (sim shalom on mincha of Shabbos, doesn’t say v’shamru before shmoneh esrai at maariv on friday etc).
When he moves to America permanently, does he change to the more common Ashkanaz minhagim here, or keep his original minhagai tefillah from Israel?
A. Notwithstanding the accuracy of the examples provided, Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if one is not planing to return to Eretz Yisroel, one should observe the nusach, minhagim and traditions of the community he has joined in Chutz Laaretz.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a