The Kabbalah Centre takes medieval Jewish mysticism and makes it relevant to people’s lives today. Founded by the late Rabbi Philip Berg, who believed that both Jews and non-Jews could benefit from Kabbbalah’s universal wisdom, the Centre offers classes to anyone who seeks fulfillment. The current Kabbalah Centre started in 1969, in Berg’s New York City home, however, the headquarters moved to Los Angeles in 1993. Today, there are Centres in more than 40 cities across the world.
Kabbalah’s spiritual teachings come from the Zohar, a 23-volume book written in ancient Aramaic. Berg, a true Jerusalem Kabbalist, simplified the more obscure teachings, which used to be reserved for male scholars over the age of 40.
For charitable giving, The Kabbalah Centre operates Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes, which offers students at the Centres to practice one of the most important principles of Kaballah, sharing. At the Kaballah Centre, students learn that sharing is the only way to feel truly fulfilled, therefore, students have the opportunity to volunteer or provide financial aid to at-risk communities worldwide. Typically, each branch identifies needs in their community and finds ways to assist already existing charities. For example, The Kabbalah Centre of Boca Raton, Florida teamed up with two local organizations to donate money for food for people in need and volunteers to package the food for delivery. The Kabbalah Centre also teaches that an important spiritual law exists; the Law of Cause and Effect ensures that individuals reap what they sow.
The Kabbalah Centre offers numerous opportunities for learning and giving, for beginners and intermediate students who want to learn more about Kabbalah and its wisdom, because The Kabbalah Centre takes what used to be a secret wisdom and makes it accessible to all.