The Kabbalah Centre was established by Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag in 1922. Originally based in Israel, it was established in New York City first, and in the mid 1980s, a centre was established in Los Angeles. Currently, an estimated fifty centres exist internationally along with a solid online presence through a number of Kabbalistic websites.
Kabbalah principles emphasize action over philosophy. Its features are noted to include the following:
– Kabbalah is supplementary to religious systems
– Kabbalah teaches one to live within the material and non-material universe
– Kabbalah teaches all are born with the potential to achieve greatness
– Kabbalah study is opened to all with means to study
– Kabbalah centres offer scholarships to those with limited means
Internationally, the Kabbalah centres offer a variety of programs and services that emphasize action over philosophy.
SKabbalah Centre Europe serves students from Africa, Oceania and Europe through offering online events such as Shabbat, holiday, or anniversary programs, advanced courses on the Zohar or consciousness raising topics; furthermore, all centres offer books, articles and blogs.
Spirituality for Kids and Kids Creating Peace, are two separate programs and or services associated with the Kabbalah Centre. Kids Creating Peace is a non-profit program providing “spiritual education” by informing participants about Kabbalistic principles. Combined with modern educational methods, instruction is focused toward addressing personal conflict and on a wider scale social conflict and how to bring about resolution.
The Kabbalah centre’s charitable initiative is called Kabbalah Center Charitable Causes (KCCC). This assists with aid for those in extreme poverty, gender inequality or having succumb to natural disaster. The Kabbalah center is highly accessible and offers an open invitation off line and on-line.