The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles is one of the largest Kabbalah Centres in the world, and has thousands of members. There are numerous non-Jewish, Hollywood celebrities who have accepted the principles of Kabbalah and are members today including Madonna, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Sandra Bernhard. Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis were also loyal members of the L.A. Kabbalah Centre, but it is Sandra who explains why they are drawn to it the best.
Sandra Bernhard says that when she attends Kabbalah classes and meditations on a regular basis, the chaos that is in her life is reduced by 80 percent, and all the celebrities share in this viewpoint because of their hectic lifestyles.Kabbalah is not a religion, but a spiritual wisdom that originated 5,000 years ago alongside Judaism. Until the first Kabbalah Centre was established in 1922, this ancient wisdom was only studied among the high priests and rabbis, and the average person was not included.
The Centre was open to anyone who was interested in learning Kabbalah, and as the spirituality began to be studied by more people, more Kabbalah Centres were established. Today there are Centres in more than 40 cities around the globe.Kabbalah Centres, including the L.A. Kabbalah Centre, is a place where students can meet for classes or meditations, informal dinners for fellowship with other students and be a part of the volunteer days, which are held every month. Karen Berg, the founder of Kabbalah in the U.S. and one of the leaders of the L.A. Centre, explains that participating in volunteer work helps the less fortunate while also allowing the student to learn the art of giving.Twenty years ago, when the Internet became accessible to the public, the Bergs created the online Kabbalah Center, which could reach anyone with a computer. This became a tremendous way to allow more people to learn about Kabbalah.