Members and students of international Kabbalah Centre are remembering the late Shimon Sarfati. He passed away in Miami, Florida the night of August 30th, 2016 and leaves behind his loving wife Rachel and children, Davidy, Esther, Michael, Miriam and Yehuda. Sarfati was born in 1958 and attended college majoring in mechanical engineering where he was invited to the Kabbalah Centre by a friend. In 1985 he resigned as an engineer to become a member at the Centre. Three years later he married his wife and began teaching his students lessons about applying Kabbalah practices to their individual lives.
Shimon spent years empowering students to discover self fulfilment of peace and harmony within themselves. He traveled the world and lived in France, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Israel. Before his passing he lived in Mexico City and was very active in Latin American communities. According to Spiritual Director Karen Berg, Shimon was a devoted father, husband, teacher and inspiration of Light. He will be missed by family members, friends, students and colleagues.
Kabbalah Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and has expanded to North America, Latin America, Middle East, United Kingdom, Africa, Oceanic, and Asia. The Centre is a non-profit organization and has an international school which teaches Kabbalah principles to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Students are taught the spiritual and physical laws of the universe and the beginning of creation. The practice of Kabbalah is dated back to over 4,000 years and is based on ancient texts of Zohar and 16th century writings of Kabbalist Rav Issac Luria.
Zohar, the book of secrets and spiritual wisdom was originally translated from Aramaic into modern Hebrew. It is used as a powerful tool to discover peace, joy, self-fulfillment, and physical and mental healing. At Kabbalah University students learn the history and principles in classroom settings, virtual lectures, courses, audio, and books. Shimon Sarfati devoted nearly 29 years traveling around the world teaching Kabbalistic practices. He will always be remembered by family, co-workers, students and friends as a kindhearted and trustworthy teacher, father and friend.