Calgary synagogues and other places of worship.

Religion

Synagogues in Calgary

 

Welcome! We are so glad you have chosen to make Calgary your new home! To help you settle in, here is a list of the synagogues in Calgary.

 

  • Beth Tzedec Congregation

Beth Tzedec is a vibrant and welcoming Conservative congregation, lead by Rabbi Shaul Osadchey. It is located at 1325 Glenmore Trail SW, and offers a variety of programs, including those aimed at youth and families. For more information, please visit http://www.bethtzedec.ca/

 

  • Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta

Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta is a vibrant and engaging Orthodox synagogue, led by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Offering a variety of community oriented programs, this synagogue is located at 523 Woodpark Boulevard SW. For more information, please visit  http://www.chabadalberta.org/

 

  • Congregation of House of Jacob Mikveh Israel

House of Jacob Mikveh Israel is a warm and welcoming Orthodox synagogue, led by Rabbi Yisrol. This synagogue offers a variety of family friendly activities, and is located at 1613 92nd Ave SW. For more information, please visit http://www.hojmi.org/

 

  • Temple B’nai Tikvah

Temple B’nai Tikvah is a warm and engaging Reform synagogue, led by Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman. This synagogue offers a variety of faith based programs aimed and individuals, youth and families. It is located at 900 47th Avenue SW. For more information, please visit

http://templebnaitikvah.org/

 

Additional Places of Interest

 

Calgary is also home to the Calgary Jewish Community Centre. This very welcoming non profit organization offers a variety of educational, social, cultural and recreational programs geared at both individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, please visit http://www.calgaryjcc.com/

Churches in Calgary

Freedom house is located at 4510 Macleod Trail S. around back behind the Calgary Dream Centre.  It is a very open and welcoming church that is a satellite church of First Assembly.  Pastoral Staff are Jeff and Angie Fry and they are the cousins of Robb too!

Mosques in Calgary

 

  • Baitunnur Mosque

Baitunnur Mosque is a friendly and welcoming mosque located at 4353 54th Avenue NE. The largest mosque in Canada, Baitunnur offers a variety of religious and community events under the leadership of Imam Umair Khan. For more information, please visit http://www.baitunnur.org/

 

– Calgary Islamic Centre

 

The Calgary Islamic centre occupies two facilities, one in the South West and one in the North West. The North West mosque is located at 7750 Ranchview Drive NW, and the South West mosque is located at 5615 14th Avenue SW. This community orientated mosque offers a variety of events and services, including community and business services. As a newcomer to Calgary, this facility and its accompanying website are an excellent resource. For more information, please visit http://www.muslimsofcalgary.ca/

 

Hindu Temples in Calgary

 

  • Hindu Society of Calgary

The Hindu Society of Calgary acts as a both a temple , and a community centre for many members of Calgary’s Hindu community. This friendly and welcoming temple is open seven days a week from 9 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 9pm. The Hindu Society of Calgary offers a variety of religious and community events, and is located at 2225 24th Avenue NE. For more information, please visit http://www.calgarymandir.ca/

 

  • Iskon Calgary

 

Iskon Calgary is a vibrant and welcoming Hare Krishna temple located at 313 4th Street NE. Acting as both a place of spiritual worship and a community centre, this temple offers a variety of events aimed at both individuals and families and has a standing open invitation to their Sunday Feast, held every sunday at 4pm, that includes vegetarian dishes, plays, films and talks. For more information, please visit http://calgary.iskcon.ca/

 

Buddhist Temples in Calgary

 

  • Calgary Buddhist Temple

The Calgary Buddhist Temple is a warm and welcoming temple that offers a variety of community events in addition to religious services. While the permanent site is under renovations, religious services are being held in a variety of temporary locations with more information located in the Important Dates section of the website’s homepage.. For more information please visit http://calgary-buddhist.ab.ca/

 

  • Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre

The Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a vibrant and welcoming temple that offers a variety of services including weekly classes, events and study programs. This temple is located at 208 – 2120 Kensington Road NW (on the second floor). For more information, please visit http://www.meditationalberta.org/

Curb Appeal – Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Home Staging

Curb appeal is very important, especially when you are looking to sell your home. Curb appeal, how your home looks from the road, is vital when it comes to potential buyers forming their first impressions. A house with excellent curb appeal is more likely to entice potential buyers inside to see the rest of the house. However, a house with poor curb appeal is likely to deter potential buyers. Here are some basic tips to increase your curb appeal and help you sell your home

1. Keep your exterior clean and tidy

Make sure any clutter (children’s toys, the lawnmower, the snow shovel) is hidden away. If it is summer time, make sure your lawn is freshly mowed. If it is winter time, make sure your sidewalk and driveway are shoveled. This not only makes the house look tidier, but will also help potential buyers get to the door without slipping. The last thing you want is for your buyers to be focusing on how much shoveling they will need to do instead of how lovely your home is.

 

2) Add a splash of colour

If you are starting your pre-selling prep in the spring, consider planting a small garden. If you thumb isn’t quite that green, a couple of potted plants with bright flowers can do the trick as well. If crafty is more your style, consider making a seasonally themed wreath (pastel flowers for spring, bold flowers for summer, rich orange and red leaves for autumn or frosted pine cones for winter). The key is to make your house feel like a home. Putting a little extra effort into the exterior shows potential buyers that you really care about your house, and have taken excellent care of it.

 

3) Consider a fresh coat of paint.

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a tired looking house. If repainting the whole house is out of your budget, consider repainting something smaller like the front deck or the front door. A house with old, worn looking paint is harder to spruce up then a freshly painted gem. By painting the exterior you are showing that you are willing to go the extra mile to care for your house. Faded paint may not be a major home flaw, but keeping your house’s exterior well maintained shows that you are proud of your home and keep it maintained. The idea of fixing up an old house may be romantic, but most buyers want something they can step right into.

 

4) Wash your windows

Your windows offer potential buyers a sneak peak into your home. Keeping your windows clean helps make your house look clean, tidy and well maintained. If possible, hire someone to clean the outside of your upstairs windows (safety first!). If you are in a bit of a rush, make sure your downstairs windows are clean, as this is what potential buyers will see first. However, try and make sure you get rid of any really noticeable smudges or fingerprints.