Kabbalah Charities Bringing Light to the World
The Kabbalah Centre is present in over 70 countries and takes on a rather significant social responsibility in being a charitable organization. Known as the “KCCC-Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes” brings help to those in need of both physical and charitable need. The charity summarizes it best with their statement: “Kabbalah is not a philosophy. Kabbalah is work to be done. The kabbalists of the past were people of action. They were constantly traveling from town to town, sharing, giving charity, and assisting people in creating better lives for themselves.”
The charitable organization has led efforts assisting alongside organizations such as The American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Partners in Health to provide relief and extensive humanitarian efforts to these devastated places during natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy as well as the earthquake in Haiti and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
The Zohar Project is an effort to bring the ancient and sacred text to mass amounts of people, which is what kabbalists believe is what will rid the world of chaos, pain, and suffering. The group’s mission is to bring it to all those that are interested in learning about it and to make Kabbalah accessible to those who might not have the resources to otherwise learn these teachings. Over 200,000 Zohars have been donated as a result of their efforts.
The Kabbalah Centre Scholarship fund also aims to bring both new and currently involved students access to resources that may be outside their financial means. They provide materials and Zohars to those who are in need but have a strong desire to improve their lives through studying Kabbalah.
There are several other organizations that kabbalists support. Spirituality for Kids teaches kids the same three step process of growing spiritually and helps them through promoting a healthy self-image and other core values. Kids Creating Peace aims to teach kids who may be facing “internal and societal conflicts” using teachings of Kabbalah in areas that The Kabbalah Centre identifies as challenging. The program also seeks to educate parents, teachers and other community leaders to also foster this same sense of spirituality. The Kabbalah Kids Academy is a more traditional education setting, encompassing all subject areas and also incorporating Kabbalist studies as part of the curriculum. More information on these charities can be found on their website at https://kabbalah.com/charitable-initiatives.