According to the Temple Akiba website, the congregation was formed in 1952 with four Culver City families. "Today, with over 400+ families, our many programs are a testament to our community’s engagement with Judaism."
Akiba's mission "is to honor the traditions that have been sacred to this congregation as we move into an exciting future! ...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."