There are over 30 Kabbalah Centres and study locations around the world today, so if you are interested in learning more about Kabbalah and seeing how close you are to a Kabbalah Centre, go to Kabbalah.com. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that has been passed down through the generations from before God formed the Jewish nation.
The principles of Kabbalah contain the spirituality that has been on the Earth since the beginning of time. Kabbalah students study the practical applications of this wisdom, and instructors teach how to use the principles in their everyday lives. They learn how to use the spirituality to make better decisions and to find the joy that Kabbalahists believe is inside each human being. The instructors focus on the practical methods that develop the principles of joy and happiness.
Throughout history, Kabbalah wisdom has been studied only by the chief priests and elders, and it was only taught in small groups. In 1922, Rav Yehuda Ashlag established the first Kabbalah Centre in the world in Jerusalem, Israel. Rav Ashlag had the first comlete manuscript of Kabbalah called The Zohar translated from Hebrew to English, and this Centre was the first place ever in history where the average lay person could read and study Kabbalah.
Rav Micheal and Karen Berg traveled from the U.S. to study in this Center in Israel, and they stayed there 10 years. After returning to the U.S., they established a Kabbalah Center in NYC where they translated ancient documents into many languages and taught on the ancient works. Ten years later, the New York Center was moved to San Francisco and other Centers were also established.
At the Kabbalah centers, students are able to fellowship and share ideas. At least once a month, dinners are held so the members can get to know each other. The Centers have books and other literature availiable, along with CDs and DVDs, but one of the main purposes is to volunteer in the community around the Center to practice the principles and spread the joy they have found.