The Kabbalah Center International is situated in Los Angeles, California. It is a non-profit organization. It offers online courses on Kabbalistic and the Zohar teachings and via its city-based and regional centers including worldwide study groups. Kabbalah center was founded in 1965 in the US by Rav Philip Berg and RavYehundaTzviBradwein. It was initially known as The National Research Institute of Kabbalah Center. Philip Berge is the Director of Kabbalah. Philip alongside his wife Karen Berg developed the presentation of Kabbalah. The organization consists of a staff of teachers from different ethnics all over the world. They provide Kabbalistic guidance and study to its global student community.
Bradwein was the former dean of YeshivahKol Yehuda in Israel. It was started in 1922. Philip Berg together with his wife re-established the organization several years later following the death of Bradwein. The spiritual teachers and Directors of the Kabbalah Center are Michael and Karen. It has more than 50 branches globally. The non-profit organization has its principal offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. The Kabbalah Center presents itself as a supplement and not an alternative to any specific religion. The organization believes that every globally held religious or spiritual belief system is just a particular branch of common wisdom. It has a resemblance to religions like Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The organization has published a series of the “Books of the Bible” that has Kabbalistic commentaries to every weekly portion of the Torah. An individual should be apprehensive with their relationship with God’s essence and not God himself since he is beyond comprehension. The Kabbalistic teachings refer to the essence of God as light. The organization teaches its students the Kabbalistic concept of Klippot. The Kabbalah Center firmly believes in astrology and emphasizes that astrology has been part of Judaism. Rav Berg is the Founder of the Kabbalah Center. Rav was able to write many books on the topic of astrology at the time of his career. The Kabbalah Tradition firmly believes that cosmic forces have the ability to affect everything and it is important to understand such forces as an aspiring Kabbalist.