Madonna’s interest in teachings of Kabbalah made many Hollywood stars to follow suit. Some of these stars include Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, The late Marilyn Monroe, the late Elizabeth Taylor, Sandra Bernhard, and the late Sammy Davis. Madonna managed to open various Kabbalah centers. It became a mystery as to why many non-Jewish celebrities were becoming more fascinated in the Jewish teachings. Sandra Bernhard said that Kabbalah was able to remove a minimum of 80% of her life chaos. Paris Hilton said that going to the Kabbalah Center helped her a lot when she broke up with Nick Carter.
The Kabbalah Center offers practical tools for the creation of joy and long-lasting fulfillment. Not all celebrities from Hollywood were interested in Kabbalah in order to cope with their personal problems. Sammy Davis stated that he was interested in becoming part of the five-thousand-year-old history. He also wanted to hold on to something that would offer him inner strength. Davis adds that he felt more emotionally connected to Judaism. He was an African American. Madonna spoke to the Time Magazine and said that one of the major Kabbalah’s precepts is that people are put on earth to help others.
The interest in Kabbalah by the late Elizabeth Taylor led to conversion to Judaism. She was part of the Genocide documentary and supported the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Elizabeth also offered herself on behalf of the one hundred Israelis who had been held hostage at the Entebbe Airport by terrorists in 1976. She said that the study of Jewish teachings significantly influenced her personality and motivated her to do everything possible within her powers to change the world. Britney Spears was introduced to the teachings of Kabbalah by Madonna who was her friend. She states that she loves the Kabbalah books. She reads and also meditates on them.
The Kabbalah Center was founded in 1965. It was started by both Rav Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein and Rav Philip Berg. Philip together with his wife re-established the Kabbalah Center in the New York City in the United States following the death of Brandwein.