The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles has been in operation since 1984. Prior to its establishment in California, the Kabbalah Centre was situated in New York City. While in New York City, what would become the Kabbalah Centre in California was called The National Research Institute of Kabbalah. It was established in New York in 1965.
What would develop into the Kabbalah Centre in the United States was founded by Rav Philip Berg and Rav Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein. The U.S. derivations of the Kabbalah Centre were outgrowths of the Yeshivah Kol Yehuda in Israel. The Yeshivah Kol Yehuda was founded in 1925.
The Kabbalah Centre teaches that some biblical passages are deemed to be codes to life. These passages are to be understood as part of universal laws. The Zohar and Kabbalah writings and study are designed to unravel. This practice has gone on for generations.
These particular biblical passages are designed to explain the interplay and interconnectedness between the greater universe and the relationship of human beings to the universe.
Through the years, the Kabbalah Centre published a series of texts addressing the different books of the Bible, together with Kabbalistic commentaries. These are widely used in the instruction provided by the Kabbalah Centre. Many of these texts were written by one of the founders of the Kabbalah Centre in the United States.
Instruction from the Kabbalah Centre occurs not only at its primary location in Los Angeles, but also in some 50 other major cities located around the world. In addition, the Kabbalah Centre has a multitude of study groups active internationally. Finally, a person is able to access Kabbalah Centre courses, including those addressing the Kabbalah and the Bible, via the Internet. The number of Kabbalah Centre branches and study groups continue to increase with each passing year.