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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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YOUNG ADULTS Membership form please click on the following link 

Young Adult 2017/2018 MEMBERSHIP FORM

 RENEWING MEMBERS please click on the following documents:

Please consider deepening your commitment to Temple Akiba by pledging at one of our Tzedakah levels. Your generous donation empowers us to bring an even brighter “Light” to our Temple Community and enables our children to learn, our adults to dream, and our souls to realize goodness.

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 www.templeakiba.net.  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

TEMPLE AKIBA’S 2017 / 5778 High Holy Day TICKET & PAYMENT Form






By completing this form, Members in good standing automatically receive tickets for immediate family members only, including children age 24 and under living at home. 

A minimum of 1/3 of your dues must be paid prior to receiving your High Holy Day tickets. 

All Members and Non-members MUST complete the information requested below to receive High Holy Day tickets. 

  Name (Print):_______________________________________________

Member:              Non-Member:

  Address:___________________________________  City:__________________  State:______  Zip:_____

  Phone: __________________  E-Mail Address:_____________________

                                   Members                                  Non-Members 

                      (Additional tickets ONLY)         

Adult                          $180.00                                     $230.00

Senior Citizen (65 years +) $130.00                          $180.00

Youth (8-25 years)    $  70.00                                     $  75.00

College/University Student (w/ ID) Free                    Free

High Holy Day Prayer Book  $  20.00                        $  20.00

Tickets will be mailed to you if your order is received no later than Wednesday, September 6.

For orders received after September 6, tickets will be held at the Temple office.

Tickets may also be picked up at Will Call on the High Holy Days.

MEMBERS -Tickets included in membership:   Adult__________        Senior__________   Youth__________ 

MEMBERS - Additional tickets:  # of Adults __ x $180 = $_______ 

# of Seniors __ x $130 = $_______  # of Youths __ x $70 = $ _______ 

NON-MEMBER TICKETS:  # of Adults ___ x $230 = $_______  

# of Seniors ___ x $180 = $_______   # of Youths  ___ x $75 = $_______ 

PRAYER BOOKS:  #_____ x $20 per book =  $_______________

Total Amount Enclosed: $________________ (Please make checks payable to: Temple Akiba)


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