Provide an open and inclusive learning community committed to encourage individual and spiritual growth through the study and application of Kabbalah's insights into the parallels between physical and spiritual reality. Kabbalah Experience is a place where you begin to understand and appreciate the soul awareness that connects all of created existence and to apply that understanding in your daily life.
2004-05 Kabbalah Experience (KE) began as a community of small group learning in people's homes. The curriculum is Kabbalah and Consciousness.
2005-06 KE granted 501 (c)3 status
2006-07 KE rents space at the Kohelet House. Dr. David Sanders is Executive Director. 50 students.
2007-08 KE hires first part-time Admin Assistant. Receives first grant from Rose Community Foundation (RCF). Strategic Business Plan developed.
2009-10 Received grant #2 from RCF. Hires p/t Marketing and Development Directors. 100 students.
2010-11 Move office space to Congregation HEA. Launch "KE Live!" program.
2011-12 New faculty are added to Kabbalah Experience. Receive grant #3 from RCF. Hire p/t Operations Director.
2013-14 New faculty join KE. 150 students.
2014-15 Receive grant #4 from RCF for Brand Audit.
2015-16 KE moves to its own office space. Receive grant #5 from RCF for re-branding.
2016-17 Rabbi Jamie Arnold joins faculty. 120 students.
2017-18 Hire Business Development Consultant. Reformat website. Collaborate with Mile Hi Church in Interfaith Dialogue.
2018-19 Melanie Gruenwald joins faculty. Add Self-Study curriculum.
2019-20 Grant #6 from RCF received to help with leadership transition and staff expansion. Melanie Gruenwald becomes Executive Director, Dr. Sanders transitions to Spiritual Director.
I've been taking Kabbalah and Mussar classes at KE for the past 10 years.
These have been 10 years of intense personal challenges -- many deaths -- husband, brother, mother, sister in law, great nephew, friends, personal health issues, personal relationship issues .
KE has been CRUCIAL in my rising above the fray and learning how to stay balanced and grounded and focused and to trust in myself.
I now understand what it means when 'they' say : In order to love others, you need to love yourself. ~ N. Nowak