I am so honored to serve as Rabbi of Temple Akiba. Whether you join us for Shabbat or just come by to say hello, we extend our hearts and souls. Celebrate with us as we honor traditions sacred to this congregation. And journey with us as we enter a new generation of exploration as the Reform Jewish Congregation of Culver City.
As life-long learners, we are a community that enjoys text study as well as discussions on current issues.
As seekers of inspiration, we are a community that worships with both both traditional and contemporary practice.
As pursuers of justice, we are a community whose mission is to be partners with God in bringing the caring hand of reparation to our world.
As healers, we are a congregation who reaches out to those who seek a haven of peace.
Our Rabbis teach that the world is sustained by Truth, Justice, and Peace (Pirkei Avot). Our mission is to pursue all these with the hopes of bringing just a little more goodness into the world.
(Making a Difference)
Board of Overseers of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles Campus
Member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform).
Executive Board Member of the Los Angeles Board of Rabbis.
Member of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis (PARR).
National and Regional Board Member of ARZA.
Advisory Board Chair of the Institute of Judaism and Sexual Orientation.
High Holy Day Rabbi for Temple Israel in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2005.
Associate Rabbi, University Synagogue, Los Angeles, 1997-2005.
Rabbinic Ordination Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH 1997.
Thesis: Animal Fables in Jewish Literature.
B.A. in Spanish, Colby College, Waterville, ME 1992. National Bible Society Award. Deanís List.
Life - Partner/ Ezer CíNegdo to Ron Galperin.
"We're All in the Same Boat." Written by Zachary R. Shapiro and illustrated by Jack E. Davis. Published by G.P. Putnams Sons, 2009.
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