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Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center, is a place where teachers, parents, children, Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Frailich, join together to build a strong Jewish inspired community for children to be in. We have created an environment where all children, from all cultures and religious backgrounds, are welcome to be themselves, excite their curiosity, explore the many languages of the world around them and have the freedom to choose the areas of their interest from a variety of thought provoking activities. 

TA ECC's educational approach is a weave of most recent child development theories, focusing especially on a play-based curriculum. Our main emphasis is to allow children to explore and develop their emotional, physical, cognitive and social qualities through developmentally appropriate play and exploration.

Starting from the age of two and transitioning through the age of five, we focus on developing healthy habits, promote appropriate social skills, close friendship, communication and language skills, self expression, positive self esteem, physical growth (fine and gross motor skills) and respect of one another. 

Highlights of our program:

  • Small class sizes and student-teacher ratio
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Combination of Jewish curriculum and emergent curriculum
  • Morning enrichments include music, yoga, and science
  • Weekly Shabbat celebration
  • Flexible hours (half day, full day, 3 days a week, and 5 days a week)
  • Daily snacks and hot lunch twice a week
  • Weekly email communication from teachers and monthly newsletters
  • All Jewish families are gifted Temple membership during their enrollment at TA ECC

During the tour we will review the school’s philosophy, daily schedule, and program highlights.  We offer tours throughout the year on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 10:00am.

For more information and/or to participate in a tour, please contact Carly Rosenstein at: 310-398-5783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


**Click here for 2017-2018 School Year Calendar**


Enrollment occurs throughout the year. Children must be 2 years old by their start date. Our school year is a ten month program that begins in September and ends in June. We also offer Summer Camp in June-August in addition to our school year.

Click here for an application for the 2017-2018 school year.


We offer special Shabbats on the first Friday of every month at 9:00AM geared towards our friends that are too young to start at the ECC. Always free and open to the community. Check out the Flyer for more details!


Pay your Early Childhood Center Fees via our secure online Authorize.Net credit card Merchant Service.

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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