5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, California 90230
(FAX) 310-398-1637

  Zachary R. Shapiro
Rabbi Emeritus
  Allen S. Maller
  Lonee Frailich
  Carol Sales
Director of Education
  Randee Bishoff
Asst. Director of Education
  Carly Rosenstein
Resident Camp & Youth Programs Director
  Leah Penso
Akiba Day Camp Director
  Robyn Altman

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Temple Akiba is proud to announce it has been awarded the "Best Place to Worship" Silver Award by the Culver City News for 2014. Please come visit us to learn how we earned this distinguished award!

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 320 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.

Donations to our congregation can be envisioned through various means and help strengthen our Temple and its wonderful programs and activities.

Please join us for Shabbat services every Friday evening. Our wonderful Shabbat Shira Family service with Birthday & Anniversary blessings is on the first Friday of the month.

Our famous Kabbalat Shabbat service is filled with guitars, drums, a dobro, a giant harp, music and soul. This monthly "Shabbat in the round" begins at 7pm.

For a full listing of ALL of our Shabbat services, visit our Online Temple Calendar of Events.



Shabbat Service 7pm

Open House 5pm

Bat Mitzvah of Aliya Rafei 10am

Fiesta La Ballona 11am

Shabbat Shira Family Service with Birthday & Anniversary Blessings 6:30pm

Click to see full calendars:
Temple Calendar
Nursery School Calendar
Religious School Calendar
Camp & Youth Calendar

Thinking of joining Temple Akiba? Here's a fun WELCOME VIDEO and EASY LINK to more information.

Every summer Temple Akiba participates in one of Culver City's most cherished family friendly events: The FIESTA LA BALLONA! It's a party in the park, filled with live music, great food, carnival rides, farmers market and yes, Temple Akiba has an amazing booth during the event. Bring the family on the weekend of August 29-30 & visit us.

Take your shopping at Macy's to the next level by participating in MACY'S SHOP FOR A CAUSE. Raise money for Temple Akiba and feel great doing it. See our flyer for more details.

Join us for a service of introspection before you start the days of awe...our
SLICHOT SERVICE will be on Saturday, September 5 at 8:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Welcoming Our Community, Embracing Shalom
HIGH HOLY DAYS information for 2015 is now available. Join us for a spiritual renewal.