CELEBRATING OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY & HONORING OUR PAST PRESIDENTS
A BEACON OF LIGHT, A HAVEN OF GOODNESS, AN AMBASSADOR OF SHALOM
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 7:30pm. We also provide babysitting for those families with young children who would still like to come to this service.
SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!!!! We welcome your kids for an amazing summer experience full of fun and a nurturing Jewish environment. AKIBA DAY CAMP starts on June 10 and and runs all summer until August 16. We also offer our CAMP AKIBA RESIDENT CAMP, which will be a home away from home. We hold our camp at Camp Whittier in the Santa Barbara area from July 26-August6. SIGN UP NOW!
On Friday, June 14 the Sisterhood will be honoring all our volunteers for their tremendous support and dedication over this past year. Please join us for Shabbat Services at 7pm followed by a wonderful Oneg Shabbat.
Introducing a night of laughs and comedy in Culver City! Join us on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm for a COMEDY NIGHT WITH ANDY KINDLER! Bring a friend, you will not be disappointed.
Temple Akiba Sisterhood invites you to our MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT on Sunday, June 23 from 8:30am-4:15pm. You won't want to miss this exciting day long tournament. $36 ticket includes continental breakfast, a delicious buffet lunch and snacks. Don't forget all the friends you'll make. See you there!