Philip S. Berg (born Feivel Gruberger, also known as Rav Berg, 1927–2013) was an American rabbi and dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre organization. Berg’s mission was to expose more people to the Kabbalah and expand the audience to include secular Jews, non-Jews, and women, who had not traditionally been permitted to study Kabbalah.
The story and legacy of Rav Berg, 1927-2013 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.
Rabbi Philip Berg, whose Kabbalah Center International put a modern spin on an ancient Jewish mystical tradition, attracting celebrities like Madonna, Demi Moore and Britney Spears but also incurring criticism on spiritual and financial matters, died Monday in Los Angeles.