The teachings of Kabbalah span over 4,000 years. The ancient wisdom was closely guarded for centuries, and only a select group of men over the age of 40 were able to become students of Kabbalah. Rav Ashlag first introduced the idea that Kabbalah teachings should be more widely accessible back in 1922. It took many years for it to finally come into fruition, but finally in 1984 Rav Philip Berg and Karen Berg, his wife, began teaching Kabbalah to students all across North America.
The Kabbalah Centre was essentially born out of the desire to provide more people with this wisdom. If you happen to visit a Kabbalah Centre or study group today, you will bear witness to people from all walks of life learning together. There are now over 40 brick and mortar Kabbalah Centres and study groups in the following areas: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, California, Ivory Coast, and several more locations all across the world. Rav Ashlag’s vision is now crystal clear, as we see more and more people unleashing the wisdom of Kabbalah into their daily lives.
The Kabbalah Centre has adapted dramatically to suit the fast pace of our advanced world, but amazingly, they have never strayed from the roots of the Zohar and traditional Kabbalah wisdom. Students are equipped with not only the knowledge that The Kabbalah Center provides them with, but they now also have several avenues to access sacred texts, reach out to other students, find volunteer opportunities, and listen to recorded teachings in order to stay focused in their practice. The Kabbalah Centre has come a long way from technological standpoint, but they have been rooted in ancient wisdom for centuries.