The Kabbalah Center is a non-profit started in the US that offers courses on the Zohar and Kabbalah teachings. The center offers both online courses and classes at the various centers. The center has been recognized for its multi-cultural and diverse staff. The first center was started as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah in 1965. It was started by Philip Berg and Yehuda Brandwein who had experience as the dean of a Kabbalah center in Israel. Berg and his wife later established the current Kabbalah centers. They set up the first one in New York City.
They opened an extra center in Los Angeles in 1984 to serve the people who resided there. There are around fifty Kabbalah centers around the world in locations such as London, Brazil, and Canada. It is the leading center in the world on Kabbalah teachings as a result of the experience that they have gained after many years of teaching. Karen is the wife of the late Philip Berg. She serves as one of the spiritual leaders and directors of the non-profit organization.
Their teachings are structured in such a way that one does not need to have prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish teachings. This has opened up the philosophy to anyone who is interested in learning Kabbalah. The teachings are a supplement to religion and not an alternative. Any person from any religion can go through the courses that they offer. The center has written and published books with Kabbalistic commentary to portions of the Torah over the years. Some of the principles that Kabbalah focuses on include sharing, spiritual laws, controlling the ego, and unity.
Kabbalah has helped many people to find their purpose in life and to give their life meaning. Madonna has been a vocal supporter of the teachings and has a personal rabbi who helps her to study. The center has a volunteering program through which students can sign up to take part in projects that help the community.