The Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre was established in 1984. Since its inception at the end of the 20th century, the LA Kabbalah Centre has grown. It now has over 50 branch enters located in different cities around the world.
In addition to its branch locations, the Kabbalah Centre also oversees many different study groups that are also conducted all over the planet. Finally, instruction from the Kabbalah Centre is now accessible online.
Before it opened its doors in Los Angeles, the Kabbalah Centre operated in New York City. It began operations in the Big Apple in 1965. While located in New York prior to moving to California, the organization operated under the name of The National Research Institute of Kabbalah.
The U.S. incarnation of what became known of as the Kabbalah Centre has its origins in the Yeshivah Kol Yehuda in Israel. The Yeshivah Kol Yehuda was established in 1925, a couple decades before the founding of Israel.
The U.S. Kabbalah Centre was founded by Rav Philip Berg and Rav Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein. Brandwein previously served as the dean of the Yeshivah Kol Yehuda in the Jewish State.
The LA Kabbalah Centre bases its teachings and practices on concepts and texts that date back five thousand years. Although the Kabbalah Centre is more flexible as to who can study with the organization, it nevertheless relies on ancient teachings and practices as far as Kabbalist instruction is concerned.
In more recent times, a growing number of famous people have become connected with the Kabbalah Centre. Some of these celebrities, like iconic singer Madonna, have contributed to the growth and expansion of the Kabbalah Centre. Madonna is a significant financial backer of the Kabbalah Centre. In addition, she is considered responsible for the establishment of a number of the Kabbalah Centre branches on locations outside of Los Angeles.