Temple Akiba

Temple Akiba
Program Name: 
Campaign of Light
Grant Year: 
2013
Grant Type: 
Capital
Grant Amount: 
$30,000
Interest Area: 
Religious Life
Grant Purpose: 

The Campaign of Light project will renovate Temple Akiba’s facility including the entrance courtyard, outside gathering space, sanctuary, social hall, lobby and administrative offices. 

Description: 

Founded in 1953, Temple Akiba is a Reform synagogue located in Culver City.  It serves as a house of worship, nursery school, religious school, youth group and adult education facility.  Temple Akiba has 340 member families.  It has 65 students enrolled in the Nursery School, 150 students in the Religious School and 200 summer day campers.

Grant Quote: 

"Our commitment has been supplemented by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. This gift deepens the impact of our light, and we will be able to better serve the entire community with Torah, worship, and goodness.” - Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro, Spiritual leader, Temple Akiba of Culver City