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Since 1952, when four Culver City families envisioned a progressive Jewish congregation, Temple Akiba has served the community with heart and spirit.

Today, with over 400+ families, our many programs are a testament to our community’s engagement with Judaism. Whether you join us for Shabbat, or attend one of our many diverse events, we extend our hearts and souls. Our mission is to honor the traditions that have been sacred to this congregation as we move into an exciting future!

We provide services and programs designed to fulfill every need. These include our ever expanding Nursery and Religious Schools, Summer Day and Resident Camps, Havurot, Adult Education programs, Family and Adult Retreats, Family and Tot Shabbats, uplifting High Holy Day services and so much more! Our Temple Sisterhood creates multiple events throughout the year to spark your interest with topics that include social action, art, politics, comedy and festivals.

Our rabbi, Zachary R. Shapiro, embraces the congregation and the community with open arms. Through his leadership and passion we have moved into the 21st century with ever expanding programs, musical services, world re-known lecturers and exceptional social and family events.

At Temple Akiba we enjoy a diverse and warm membership family. We welcome all questions about our synagogue and community, and hope you will consider joining us.

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High Holy Days 2017 / 5778

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Temple Akiba of Culver City

Services held at:

Veterans Memorial Auditorium,

4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230


We invite you to join us once again at our High Holy Day services, which will be led by Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro and Cantor Lonee Frailich.  They will be joined by the Temple Akiba Choir, Cantor’s Chanters, the Junior Choir, Mary Lou Basaraba and Craig Newman.  Let us worship together and lift our voices in song.  

Please fill out and return the enclosed forms to the Temple front office by Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  You may also complete the forms online at  New members receive a copy of our High Holy Day prayer book, Tikunay Nefashot, as part of their membership.  Please refer to the Ticket & Payment Form if you need to purchase additional prayer books.  Everyone must complete the Ticket & Payment Form to receive tickets.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to renew their spirit with the Temple Akiba community.  We are proud to offer any currently enrolled college student with university I.D. admittance at no charge.

High Holy Day Services:

Rosh Hashanah Family Service:   Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service:      Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service:   Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 10:00 am

Children’s Service (at Temple Akiba):  Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Kol Nidre Service:                       Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur Morning Service:     Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, 10:00 am

Afternoon (Yizkor) Service:        Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, 3:30 pm


We also invite you to prepare spiritually for the High Holy Days at our Slichot service on Saturday, September 16.  Join us at       8:30 p.m. as we search our souls through study.  At 9:30 p.m. we will continue with a light oneg and at 10:00 p.m. we will gather for an introspective and uplifting service.  Our Slichot service will again be similar in style to our monthly Kabbalat Shabbat Worship, though our approach will be fitting for this season of return. 

We wish you and your family a happy and sweet New Year.  L’shanah Tovah Tikatayvu!

                        Michael Bauer, President                                                       Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro

Season of Renewal

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  • Video tour

    This one minute video introduces you to Temple Akiba's Rabbi Zachary Shapiro, and takes you on a quick tour of Read More
  • Membership


    Temple Akiba enjoys a diverse and warm membership family. We welcome all questions about our synagogue and community, and hope Read More
  • Early Childhood Center (ECC)

    Early Childhood Center (ECC)

    OUR PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT: Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center, is a place where teachers, parents, children, Rabbi Shapiro and Read More
  • Religious School

    Religious School

    MISSION STATEMENT: Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. To help guide us in this Read More
  • Camp & Youth

    Camp & Youth

    Temple Akiba runs outstanding camp programs for all ages.  AKIBA DAY CAMPAkiba Day Camp has been in existence since 1967. It Read More
  • Sisterhood


    SISTERHOOD is the organization of women from our Congregation who come together in friendship to benefit our Temple, the Jewish community Read More
  • Our History

    IN THE BEGINNING:The drive to have a Temple in Culver City began in 1952 when four families met in a Read More
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Kabbalat Shabbat Service
15 Sep 2017
07:00PM -
Selichot Service
16 Sep 2017
08:30PM -
Lunch & Learn
18 Sep 2017
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Novel Discussion
19 Sep 2017
07:00PM -
Erev Rosh Hashana
20 Sep 2017
Rosh Hashanah
21 Sep 2017
Erev Yom Kippur
29 Sep 2017
Yom Kippur
30 Sep 2017

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