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Born to Brazilian parents in a kibbutz in southern Israel, Imi pondered from a young age the meaning of life and what role humanity plays in the world. These questions led her to reading several of Rav Berg’s books, and soon after she began her spiritual journey at The Kabbalah Centre, where she found answers that simply made sense. Imi studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked as the Strategic and Research Department Manager at a television station in Israel, but though she was happy and felt she had accomplished much, she still felt something was missing. Becoming a student of Kabbalah gave her a sense of higher purpose, and her skills have led her to effectively and creatively performing various roles including Program Director for Spirituality for Kids and Centre Manager at first the Miami and then Israel Centres. She is currently back at the Miami Centre for a second term, where she lives with her husband, Chaim, and their three children. Imi hopes to help others find answers to profound questions through the wisdom of Kabbalah – just as she has.
On the 33rd day of the Omer, a positive, intelligent energy is transmitted throughout the universe. Rav Shimon bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, chose to leave this world on this day. He did so because it is a day on which, every year, a massive amount of Light is revealed throughout the cosmos that removes all darkness. By leaving the world on this day, Rav Shimon formed a bridge into the spiritual realm, fusing with and giving us access to that powerful Light. In the twelve years that Rav Shimon spent studying the Torah and revealing the Zohar in a cave, he completely transformed himself. He went through a spiritual process to remove all traces of the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone, and became a true being of sharing. On Lag Ba’Omer, we can connect to the soul of Rav Shimon, elevating our consciousness to a point that we can repair any separation from the Light. Through our connection, we can go back in time to negative events and correct our actions and intentions at the seed level. We can follow Rav Shimon’s example and use his assistance to transform ourselves, drawing infinite blessings while washing away selfishness and negativity.
Kabbalists view Shabbat (the Sabbath) not as a day of rest, but of intense spiritual work and connection. From sunset Friday evening through Saturday night, the kabbalists revealed a system of prayers, songs, meals and reading a portion of the Torah that provide us with the Light and nourishment that cleanses our ego and helps us to manifest our potential.
Shabbat is a time to come together with the Kabbalah community in celebration and song, as we share a meaningful meal. We close the week mindfully, while setting intentions and sowing seeds for an abundant week ahead. Join us for a rejuvenating evening as you experience the transformative power of a Shabbat meal with our vibrant community.