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Meet the Kabbalah Centre Board of Directors. They’re a dedicated group of industry leaders who share a deep belief in the Centre’s mission. The Board of Directors provides outstanding executive leadership, experience and expertise from areas of spirituality, business, finance, and more.
Karen Berg is the Founder of The Kabbalah Centre. Together with her late husband fellow Co-Founder, Rav Berg, Karen has grown the Centre into one of the world’s leading sources of spiritual wisdom, with more than 40 locations around the globe. She has created several of the Centre’s initiatives, including Spirituality for Kids and Kids Creating Peace. Karen is the author of four seminal spiritual books, including God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women. She continues to passionately lead and nurture the Kabbalah Centres around the world. Karen is devoted to an enduring vision: within each person is a spark of God that can be bound together to create transcendence beyond all differences.
Michael Berg is an author, scholar, and spiritual leader, and has served as the Director of The Kabbalah Centre since 2013. As the son of kabbalists Rav and Karen Berg, Michael immersed himself in the wisdom of Kabbalah from the age of 14. He edited and translated the first-ever unabridged 23-volume set of the English Zohar, the ancient text at the core of kabbalistic thought. His books – almost 20 thus far – have been translated across the world into 10 languages, and in 2007, Michael created the Zohar Project, a grassroots volunteer movement dedicated to sharing the Zohar around the world. Michael is also the Creator and Director of the Kabbalah Centre’s online learning platform, Kabbalah.com. He considers the purpose of his work to be teaching people how they can achieve true and lasting fulfillment through personal transformation.
Ken Fried graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Economics. He then embarked on a career in Wall Street spending 11 years at Goldman Sachs and over 7 years at various hedge funds. Currently, he has his own company, OpenDoor Venture Capital, LLC, which makes investments in early-stage companies. Ken began his path with The Kabbalah Centre in 2010 and currently is a student at the New York Centre.
With over 15 years of experience, Houman Mahboubi is a leading authority on sales, purchases, management and leasing in the Los Angeles commercial real estate market. With his experience, local market savvy, and outstanding network of business partners, Houman is an advisor leading a dedicated group of over 20 leasing agents and brokers. He has received media features for his accomplishments—including in press outlets like Bloomberg TV, LA Business Weekly, LA Business Journal, LA Times, and BH Courier. Houman is a member of the Board of Directors of BH Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee (EDC), and Board of Directors of Rodeo Drive Committee. A proud husband and father of three, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Houman discovered Kabbalah in 2002 and is currently a student at the Los Angeles Centre.
James True is the CDO at Morneau Shepell. Combining energy and positivity, he is deeply passionate about technology and how it can be used to create positive change in our world today. Jamie set up his first business at the age of 17, specializing in growing technology companies from the ground up. He co-founded and invented Interclubnet PLC, and in 2004, launched a 9-patented service called ONSPEED, which became the largest Internet accelerator in Europe. In 2010, he started Grapple mobile, a patented mobile application platform that won the most Innovative Mobile Agency of 2012 and 2013. Jamie founded LifeWorks in 2013, the power brand that drives employee engagement, retention, and satisfaction for some of the largest companies in the world. Jamie has been a student of Kabbalah since 2009 at the London Centre.
Eitan Yardeni is an ordained rabbi who personally studied with Rav Berg and has played a major role in the globalization of Kabbalah since 1985. Eitan has taught Kabbalah all over the world, and as a Senior Instructor, he helped found The Kabbalah Centre in Toronto.
Eliyahu Yardeni has helped students grow and transform through the study of Kabbalah since 1980. Under the tutelage of Rav Berg, Eliyahu grew into his current role as one of the top Kabbalah Centre teachers in the world. After successfully helping to open the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre, he went on to build location in Paris and London. Eliyahu currently lives in Moscow with his wife and fellow Kabbalah Centre teacher, Yael Yardeni.