FOUNDER, THE KABBALAH CENTRE

Rav Berg was born in New York City to a family of spiritual scholars and teachers. After many years of traditional religious study, he was ordained as a rabbi at Torah VaDaat.

A businessman who wanted to make a difference in this world, he was always searching for his true path. Upon a chance meeting with Rav Yehuda Brandwein, one of the greatest kabbalists of the 20th century, Rav Berg knew he had found his teacher, and traded in his business life for an opportunity to study with Rav Brandwein at The Kabbalah Centre in Israel. After he returned to New York, Rav Berg maintained a written correspondence with Rav Brandwein who passed on his legacy as director of The Kabbalah Centre to Rav Berg in a letter before he passed away.

Upon receiving the responsibility from his teacher, Rav Berg made it his life’s mission to preserve, unveil, and make relevant the historic kabbalistic texts. He continued the legacy of The Kabbalah Centre by editing, writing, printing and distributing all that he learned from his teacher so that it could be shared with others.

Rav Berg made the study of Kabbalah available to all by creating a foundational program to teach all its core concepts and help students formulate a greater cognitive awareness of the spiritual system of the universe. His book, Kabbalah for the Layman, was the revolutionary step that made Kabbalah accessible to every person. Rav Berg’s other books include Consciousness and the Cosmos, Navigating the Universe, The Kabbalah Connection, Energy of the Hebrew Letters, Immortality, The Power of You, Wheels of a Soul, Taming Chaos, and Education of a Kabbalist.

He and his wife, Karen Berg, opened the doors of The Kabbalah Centre to all who desire to learn these universal principles. Following Rav Berg’s passing in September 2013, Karen continues their work and vision as leader of The Kabbalah Centre.

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Simchat Torah in New York
Oct 20

All of the spiritual work we do on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot culminates in the celebration known as Simchat Torah. The Zohar explains that restriction already exists on Simchat Torah; therefore it is a festive day in which we can sit back and enjoy the Light. On Simchat Torah, we experience the revelation of all of the Light of the Torah, known as Surrounding Light. Surrounding Light is the union of past, present and future, and allows us to rise above the illusion of time to eliminate chaos from our lives. Surrounding Light is already with us, but it must be awakened to truly become a part of us. This is why, on Simchat Torah, we dance around with the Torah: The process of dancing makes the Light become part of us. And when we achieve unity with the Light, we reunite with our timeless, limitless—perfect—selves.

Community 6:30 pm EDT, New York - Midtown
155 E. 48th Street, New York, NY
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2019-10-20 22:30:00 2019-10-22 02:00:00 UTC Simchat Torah in New York All of the spiritual work we do on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot culminates in the celebration known as Simchat Torah. The Zohar explains that restriction already exists on Simchat Torah; therefore it is a festive day in which we can sit back and enjoy the Light. On Simchat Torah, we experience the revelation of all of the Light of the Torah, known as Surrounding Light. Surrounding Light is the union of past, present and future, and allows us to rise above the illusion of time to eliminate chaos from our lives. Surrounding Light is already with us, but it must be awakened to truly become a part of us. This is why, on Simchat Torah, we dance around with the Torah: The process of dancing makes the Light become part of us. And when we achieve unity with the Light, we reunite with our timeless, limitless—perfect—selves. 155 E. 48th Street,New York,NY 10017
Kabbalah 3
Oct 22
Rachel Auerbach

The next illuminating step along our spiritual journey, Kabbalah 3 aims to help you apply kabbalistic tools to your life in a practical manner. Covering an array of life subjects, such as relationships and finances, this essential course delves into some of the more profound teachings of Kabbalah, such as the true meaning of Shabbat and the High Holidays, the benefits of the Ana Beko’ach prayer, the spiritual significance of reincarnation, and much more. Join us for a powerful course as we explore a series of complex kabbalistic concepts and tools that can take you to your next level.

7:00 pm EDT, New York - Midtown
155 E. 48th Street, New York, NY
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2019-10-22 23:00:00 2020-01-15 01:30:00 UTC Kabbalah 3 The next illuminating step along our spiritual journey, Kabbalah 3 aims to help you apply kabbalistic tools to your life in a practical manner. Covering an array of life subjects, such as relationships and finances, this essential course delves into some of the more profound teachings of Kabbalah, such as the true meaning of Shabbat and the High Holidays, the benefits of the Ana Beko’ach prayer, the spiritual significance of reincarnation, and much more. Join us for a powerful course as we explore a series of complex kabbalistic concepts and tools that can take you to your next level. 155 E. 48th Street,New York,NY 10017
Kabbalah 2
Oct 23
Benjamin Malul

In Kabbalah 1, you learned the basics of the path to fulfillment. In Kabbalah 2, things get personal. Now we begin to delve deeply into advanced topics, striving to fulfill your true purpose through your relationship with yourself, other people, and the Light. Kabbalah 2 gives you the opportunity to work with a teacher one-on-one to help you apply the teachings in a way that’s practical and relevant to your daily life. Join us as we delve into profound concepts from ancient texts, such as the five levels of the soul, and engage in relationship workshops and kabbalistic meditations for transforming your stress into success. This is where we start to truly live Kabbalah.

7:00 pm EDT, New York - Midtown
155 E. 48th Street, New York, NY
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2019-10-23 23:00:00 2020-01-09 01:30:00 UTC Kabbalah 2 In Kabbalah 1, you learned the basics of the path to fulfillment. In Kabbalah 2, things get personal. Now we begin to delve deeply into advanced topics, striving to fulfill your true purpose through your relationship with yourself, other people, and the Light. Kabbalah 2 gives you the opportunity to work with a teacher one-on-one to help you apply the teachings in a way that’s practical and relevant to your daily life. Join us as we delve into profound concepts from ancient texts, such as the five levels of the soul, and engage in relationship workshops and kabbalistic meditations for transforming your stress into success. This is where we start to truly live Kabbalah. 155 E. 48th Street,New York,NY 10017