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

  Zachary R. Shapiro
Rabbi Emeritus
  Allen S. Maller
  Lonee Frailich
Executive Director
  Amram Hassan
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.



Intro to Judaism 10:30am

Sisterhood's Broad Museum Event 11am

Coffee with the Clergy 10:30am

Executive Board Meeting 7:30pm

Lunch & Learn 12pm

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.

It's never too early to start celebrating Shabbat with your little one. Come to our TINY TOT SHABBAT on Friday, May 13 at 9am!

Be part of the Magic and do "mitzvot" at TEMPLE AKIBA'S 11TH ANNUAL MITZVAH DAY on Sunday, May 15 from 8:30am-1pm. Feed the homeless, donate blood, learn CPR, sing to the elderly, and much, much more! Do a good deed and bring smiles to your community.

Grandparents, Parents and Children!....where can you ALL go to have a fun-filled weekend together?... to FAMILY CAMP! We come together in sunny Malibu, CA from May 20-22.

The weather's getting warmer, so that means it's just about time for our Annual Kabbalat Sha-BEACH Service. This year, it's part of our Shabbat Nefesh series and we can't wait! Meet us at Dockweiler Beach on May 27 at 6pm.

ATTN: YOUNG ADULTS. What's summer without an outing to a DODGER GAME?!? Yeah, it's happening on August 28 at 1pm. Get out, get social, and make some friends!

We've got you covered! Studies show that nothing contributes more to Jewish identity than Jewish Summer Camps, so...Sign up today for AKIBA DAY CAMP, CAMP AKIBA, or BOTH!