The study of the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah has been open to anyone who is interested since the first Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1922. Before then, this ancient wisdom was strictly for the rabbis and priests who wanted to use the principles together with their own belief. Kabbalah is not a religion but is known as a Jewish mysticism, and in the L.A. Kabbalah Centre, non-Jewish celebrities are finding Kabbalah to be a phenomenal improvement in their lives.
After Rav Ashtag established the first Kabbalah Centre in Israel, the study of Kabbalah was open to everyone who was interested. Kabbalah sages instructed classes where individuals could learn the principles of the universe and how to apply them to make better decisions and find more joy and happiness. Almost a century later, there are Kabbalah Centres in over 40 cities worldwide as Kabbalah becomes more popular.
In the U.S., the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre is the largest in the country; and it was established in the 1980s by Rav and Karen Berg who had studied under Rav Ashtag. Today, Karen Berg and her son run and manage this Centre that is the home of the Kabbalah Centre online. Several decades ago, Sammy Davis Jr. and Elizabeth Taylor were members of the L.A. Centre, and Liz Taylor became so involved that she converted to Judaism.
Later, Madonna became a loyal follower, and she has invested in opening three Centres as her contribution to Kabbalah. Now that Madonna has found self-fulfillment in practicing the principles, she admitted that it has changed her life. More celebrities are attending the L.A. Centre, such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Sarah Bernhardt who all agree that much of the stress that fills their lives is eliminated when they attend the Kabbalah Centre regularly.
Paris Hilton told the L.A. Times in an interview recently that when she broke up with Nick Carter, it was going to the L.A. Centre every day that got her through the heartache. None of these celebrities are Jewish, but they find that by using the tools of Kabbalah, they have more joy, peace and personal fulfillment.