Q. Re- question 2158. If the shuls where he lives don’t say “Baruch Hashem Leolam”, and therefore, if he follows the above P’sak, his family Minhag to say it will disappear because of disuse, is that a reason to say it even if his Amidah prayer will be started later than when the Tzibbur starts but he will still start when the Tzibbur is davening?
A. On question 2158, in regard to someone who davens maariv in a minyan that is too fast, and he can’t say the complete “Baruch Hashem Leolam” before beginning the amida betzibur, we wrote: “Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the added section of “Baruch Hashem Leolam” before beginning the amida, has to be said complete or not at all. If one will not be able to begin the amida together with the tzibur, it should be totally omitted.”
The Rov’s opinion is that if you daven constantly in a congregation that omits “Baruch Hashem Leolam,” you should also not say it at all, regardless of your prior minhag.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a