Kabbalah: An Introduction to Mystical Judaism

Educator: Rabbi Lavey Derby

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

October 13 – What is Kabbalistic Judaism

October 20 – The Many and the One: The World of the Sefirot

October 27 – Lurianic Kabbalah and Its Aftermath: Sabbatianism and Hasidism


Jewish mysticism – known in Hebrew as Kabbalah –is a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness that dares to examine one’s assumptions about tradition, God, and self. Kabbalah teaches that our physical reality is not the only reality, and that when we truly understand the essence of Divinity we learn to know ourselves more deeply and to feel connected to all of life. It is a thought-provoking theology that offers a unique path in our religious practice. In this class we’ll take a fascinating and spiritually provocative journey together, as we learn the fundamental teachings and structures of Jewish Mysticism. Contact Rebecca to register.


Rabbi Lavey Derby has been teaching classes in the Kabbalah, it’s history, meaning and practice, for over 30 years in Jewish communities across the country. He serves as the Director of Jewish Life at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center.