Featured Calendar: Congregation Shaara Tfille

Featured Calendar: Congregation Shaara Tfille

Running in-person and virtual worship activities can be challenging. There are many considerations required to ensure that your congregants can find your events easily and attend them without a hitch. 

Well, Congregation Shaara Tfille located in Saratoga Springs, New York, makes it look easy. They’ve built a WordPress site for their synagogue, using The Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro to showcase all of their upcoming events. They host both in-person and online events to keep their congregation engaged.

We can’t wait to show you how simple it is to add a calendar of events to your WordPress site, no matter where you’ll be hosting your worship activities. So let’s look at how Congregation Shaara Tfille is going about it.

The homepage

Right when visitors land on the homepage, they’re greeted with plenty of links to take them to exactly where they’d like to go. You’ll find multiple ways to navigate over to the main calendar page, as well as information about the synagogue, a schedule of services, and an eye-catching video header.

Featured Calendar homepage
Featured Calendar navigation

Next, on the homepage, you’ll find a custom Events Calendar widget with an automatic scroll feature that carousels through upcoming events. 

Featured Calendar Events Calendar widget

The main calendar page

Once you get to the main calendar page, you’ll find information about the synagogue’s various events located above the calendar. They also share a helpful button to allow you to skip to the calendar if you prefer.

Featured Calendar Month View calendar with The Events Calendar

If you’d like to add text above your calendar of events, you can do so using this Knowledgebase tutorial as your guide.

As for the calendar itself, you’ll find the updated calendar views, which give the calendar a clean and modern look. The calendar includes single-day and multi-day events and recurring events (denoted with a symbol), which are only available with Events Calendar Pro.

You’ll notice an easy-to-read calendar of events, with services, Hebrew school, and meetings here. There’s something for everyone within this community, and the calendar makes it straightforward to find events.

At the bottom of the calendar are the new subscribe to calendar buttons so that attendees can easily add the congregation’s events to their personal Google Calendar or iCalendar, or choose to export the calendar as an .ICS file. 

The single event page

Congregation Shaara Tfille uses the Block Editor to create their single event pages. They keep things simple by only listing the information that guests need, without any flashy elements. You’ll find the “Add to Calendar” links again here so that attendees can add single events to their personal calendars.

Featured Calendar single event page

The organization utilizes our Event Details block, which neatly displays all of the pertinent information, like date, time, event category, venue, and phone number. Here, you’ll also find an embedded Google Map to see where the event takes place.

Events Calendar Pro- all the features you need

As you can see, Congregation Shaara Tfille uses only The Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro to make all of the virtual worship activities available on their WordPress site. You don’t need to overload your site with lots of plugins in order to find the functionality that you need. And Events Calendar Pro comes with even more features to love. With Events Calendar Pro, you can embed calendars on any WordPress post using a shortcode, gain access to widgets and widget blocks, and add, edit, and delete events with the Events Manager. Check out our The Events Calendar guide to get started today.