Apparently former employees of the Kabbalah Centre (KC) filed a complaint against the KC stating the financial and other abuses by KC and the Berg's family that runs this organization.
The case 1:19-cv-04304-ILG-SJB was filed in July 2019 in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
You can find a full text of the complaint by following the link below:
Here is the excerpt from the complaint:
1. Plaintiffs are former employees of the Centre, a self-proclaimed spiritual organization
that purports to spread the teachings of the Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism. As early as
1998, Plaintiffs were induced to join the Centre as “chevre,” led to believe that they would be
spiritual workers who were to help enlighten humanity to the teachings of the Kabbalah. In reality,
the individuals who control the Centre – the Bergs – operate a cult that preys upon those seeking
to improve the world through the performance of good works.
2. The Centre is run by the Berg family. K. Berg’s husband, Philip Berg, took over the
Centre in 1969, and since his death in 2013, K. Berg alone is the ultimate authority on all decisions
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related to the Centre. Her sons, M. Berg and Y. Berg, assist her. The Centre revolves around the
Bergs, their families, and their demands.
3. “Chevre” is not a religious term. It is a secular Hebrew word which, loosely translated,
means “a small community of friends,” or, more colloquially, “a gang of friends.” The secular
nature of chevre was repeatedly demonstrated by their background and training. No special
religious or spiritual training was required to become a chevre. Chevre did not have to hold a
particular set of religious or spiritual beliefs, nor did they consider themselves to be religious
workers. Once they became chevre-employees, chevre received virtually no religious or spiritual
training. Instead, their training was almost entirely focused on exploiting the Centre’s outwardly
religious mission to obtain ever increasing amounts of money.