The Kabbalah Centre initially was developed in New York in 1965. At that time, the Kabbalah Centre was called The National Research Institute of Kabbalah. It was the brainchild of Rav Philip Berg and Rav Yehuda TzviBrandwein.
Before its establishment in the United States, the precursor of what would become the Kabbalah Centre was YeshivahKol Yehuda. YeshivahKol Yehuda was located in what is now the state of Israel. That entity was established in 1922.
The Kabbalah Centre is located in Los Angeles and is a non-profit organization. The LA Kabbalah Centre provides individuals with courses on both Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings. These courses are available in an array of different settings. This includes the provided at the LA Kabbalah Centre as well as other community-based centers. Kabbalah study groups are also found worldwide. Finally, Kabbalah instruction provided by the LA Kabbalah Centre is also found online.
The LA Kabbalah Centre came into being in 1984. There are now over 50 branches situated around the world. Major cities with Kabbalah Centre branches outside of LA include London, New York, and Toronto.
The Kabbalah Centre is a diverse organization. For example, the Kabbalah Centre maintains an multi-ethnic staff of teachers that provide instruction and related guidance to students located around the globe.
Madonna is one of the most outspoken adherents of Kabbalah. Through her associated with the Kabbalah Centre, she has been involved in the opening of a number of different branch centers outside of Los Angeles.
Madonna is not the only person with Hollywood connections involved with the Kabbalah Centre. Paris Hilton and Sandra Bernhard are associated with the LA Kabbalah Centre.
Other famous individuals associated interested in the Kabbalah include Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor. An increasing number of Hollywood actors, and other celebrities, are involved in the practice of Kabbalah and the Kabbalah Centre.