The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles streams online around the globe while also holding classes, seminars, and conferences at the same location. It is the largest Kabbalah Centre and was founded by Rav and Karen Berg in the 1980s. The Bergs brought the first Kabbalah Centre to America in the 1960s to NYC after they had been studying under Rav Ashtag in Israel, the original Centre. Karen Berg and her children are leaders and instructors of Kabbalah in the U.S.
Almost a century has passed since the first Kabbalah Centre was established, and now in 2017, there are Centres in over 40 cities. These Centres all are focused on the L.A. Centre for announcements, events and more. Kabbalah is the study of the universe and how man is involved. Students study the principles of Kabbalah and then apply them to their lives. Kabbalahists believe that everyone has joy deep inside, and it is the goal to bring it out.
The Kabbalah Centres are open to everyone who is interested in learning more about Kabbalah. It is not a religion, and students may study in classes or online. There are meditations and other activities that members participate in as well as dinners, and volunteer events.
In the L.A. Centre, there are many celebrities who are members, and they agree that when they regularly attended the Centre, the chaos in their lives is reduced. Brittany Spears, Madonna, and Paris Hilton are regular members, and in the past, Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis Jr. both attended the Centre and studied Kabbalah.
Part of studying the ancient wisdom is acquiring a spirit of giving, and Karen Berg has established volunteering events for students to participate in. Typically, volunteering takes place in the community surrounding the Centre. Madonna has opened three Kabbalah Centres in the U.S. during the 10 years she has been a member.