THE FINEST OF JEWISH SPIRITUALITY
Over the past decade, we have been witness to a fast-growing global interest in Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and in virtually every corner of the world participate in courses, workshops and a very diverse range of Kabbalistic activities, including on-line. Millions of people are therefore being exposed to a wide variety of media programs and publicity dealing with Kabbalah, and more are joining this phenomenon every day.
Leaders, academics and famous media personalities have both declared and
demonstrated their profound interest in Kabbalah, which contributes to even greater exposure and interest in delving into Kabbalistic content and the unique experience the study of Jewish spirituality offers.
Dozens of websites and Kabbalistic forums promote a highly diverse and wide-ranging choice of activities that transcend borders, continents and cultures, and in many languages.
Tzfat and Kabbalah
From time immemorial, the city of Tzfat, in the upper Galilee in the north of Israel,
and its environs, have served as a focal point for those dealing in Jewish spirituality and Kabbalah, who were attracted by the special ambience and energy of the region and the very special inspiration it provides.
Prophets, "Tzadikim", Talmud and Zohar Sages, Jewish mystics and Kabbalists all worked and lived in Tzfat and the surrounding area starting from the First Temple times, and ending in the Modern Era.
Today specially, Tzfat retains its special character as a center of fascinating activities in the sphere of Jewish spirituality and Kabbalah, and is definitely the most natural focal point for experiencing the finest of Jewish spirituality.
On this background, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Florida (USA), identified the potential of this sphere to develop into a unique and economically viable tourism and cultural resource for the north of Israel and the Jewish world, and established
'International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah'.
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works in a strategic partnership with the Tzahar region (Tzfat, Hatzor Haglilit, Rosh Pinna) under the auspices of the "Partnership 2000" of the Jewish Agency
The Jewish World
The Kabbalah is the spiritual and cultural asset and legacy of the Jewish People.
The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah enables Jews from all over the world to become familiar with this fascinating aspect of Jewish tradition in a pluralistic manner that appeals to all ages.
In this sense, this is a national project of historical, Spiritual and cultural importance on the highest level.
The study of Kabbalah is opened for non-Jewish audiences as well, as it is connected with the '7 Principals of Faith', which are taught in the Torah for all humanity. Every year tens of thousands of people from the world over, walk through the gate of our center, aiming to participate in our special spiritual activities.
The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah allows a completely authentic peek into the content of the Kabbalistic world, and is serving as a unique bridge and connection between the Jewish People and all the nations of the world, in tandem with the idea of being a "Light Unto the Nations".
The work of the International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah develops activities in the realm of Kabbalah in Tzfat in a very broad and international context, and promote the recognition of Tzfat as the world capital of Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality.
Our organization serves as an international visitors’ center which is a primary and central tourist attraction in the region. , as well as a research institute to study the Tzfat Kabbalah.
The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah cooperates closely with Israeli government ministries, the municipality of Tzfat and other local authorities in the Galilee, the Tzfat College, spiritual organizations around the world, as well as a wide range of professionals who work in the field of Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality in Tzfat and the surrounding communities.
Many international and domestic organizations have already benefited from the International Center’s programs, and continue to turn to our Center whether directly or through international travel agents.
One of the great developments in the work of our center in recent years, is our Bat-Bar Mitzvah center in Tzfat which host dozens of families from Israel and abroad every year, for the celebration of the special event.
Our new website www.bat-Barmitzvah-tzfat.com has all the information about our Bar Mitzvah Center in Tzfat.
Even though the new Center has only been operating since 2007, more than 100,000 people have already benefited and enjoyed our wide range of programs.
The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah is managed by a registered non-profit association (registration number: 580479145).
The Center’s director, Rabbi Eyal Riess, is a famous figure in the field of Kabbalah in Tzfat and around the world. For the past 20 years, he has been managing a wide variety of Kabbalistic study frameworks and experiences in Tzfat, presenting and teaching the wisdom of Kabbalah to many thousands of visitors from all over the world, every year.