The Kabbalah Center is an American non-profit organization that offers Kabbalah teachings. These lessons are offered online through their website and through the various centers that they have. The curriculum that is in use at the center was developed by Philip Berg and his wife, Karen Berg. The Kabbalah Centre was started in the US in 1965. It was known as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah at the time. It was started by Philip Berg and Yehuda Brandwein. It was rebranded as the US Kabbalah center after Brandwein passed away.
The center is based in Los Angeles but has expanded operations to various cities around the world through study groups and centers. The Kabbalah Centre is recognized for its diverse team from different backgrounds that can enrich the Kabbalah experience. The center seeks to introduce the masses to Kabbalah. Their teachings do not require prior knowledge of Hebrew doctrine. Kabbalah is not a religion but a series of teachings on how to live life well and to find one’s purpose. The Kabbalah Center has published a few books that contain Kabbalah commentary for portions of the Torah. Many students have passed through the Kabbalah Centre including some celebrities such as Demi Moore, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nicole Richie. Madonna has been heavily involved with the Center and has partnered with them on various projects. They collaborated on Raising Malawi in 2006, a project to support the less fortunate in Malawi.
The Kabbalah Centre hosts various events all year round where they connect with their students and the community. They also provide scholarships to need-based students who might be interested in the teachings but might not be able to pay the fees. The Kabbalah Centre is involved in charitable initiatives through its philanthropic arm known as the Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes. They have been involved in relief efforts over the years to help victims of major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. Charitable organizations that they support are the Kids Creating Peace organization, Kabbalah Children’s Academy, and the Spirituality for Kids Foundation.