Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a tax benefit when I give to The Kabbalah Centre?
The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxation under IRC 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions to The Kabbalah Centre are tax deductible as allowed by law. You will receive your acknowledgment letter less than one week from the time your charitable contribution is processed. Generally, the total of your charitable contributions deduction may be limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Each individual’s tax position is different; check with your accountant to determine the level of your tax benefit.
How is my donation managed?
All donations are kept in a secure bank account and properly segregated in our accounting records as intended by the donor. The Kabbalah Centre is committed to using all contributions responsibly and ensuring the maximum amount of funds is allotted to programs supporting the mission. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our supporters. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, The Kabbalah Centre continues to share Kabbalah’s life-changing wisdom and tools with as many people in the world as possible.
My donation has not processed. Why?
If your donation failed to process after completing the transaction, it is likely that information provided (such as the credit card identification number or address) did not match exactly with the records on file at your bank. For further assistance, you may contact our Development Department at 1-888-72-DONOR or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a quicker response, please have the details of your transaction ready when you contact us.
Can I give stocks or other investments to The Kabbalah Centre?
Yes, you can donate property such as stocks or other investments to The Kabbalah Centre. The amount of your contribution is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Your tax deduction, however, may differ depending on the type of property and whether the property has increased or decreased in value. Please consult your accountant regarding your specific situation, as there are additional records requirements when making non-cash contributions. For more information, please contact our Development Department at 1-888-72-DONOR or email@example.com.
How can I update my information or preferences?
Please contact our Development Department at 1-888-72-DONOR or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about any changes to your information and preferences on how we communicate with you. In order for us to locate your record and expedite the changes you have requested, please be sure to provide complete information.
SUPPORTERS OF THE WORK
Can I become a monthly contributor or Supporter of The Work to The Kabbalah Centre?Absolutely! Supporters of The Work is the name of our recurring or automatic monthly donation program and is one of the best ways you can support The Kabbalah Centre, providing a reliable revenue stream for class subsidies, teacher training, operating costs, and more. You can sign up using this secure online form. Your first donation will be processed right away and then each following month on approximately the same date. You will receive confirmation when your contribution is processed. If you would like to make any changes to your monthly donation at any point or have any questions about monthly giving, please use the form below or contact our Development Department at 1-888-72-DONOR or email@example.com.
Should I tithe before or after taxes?
Kabbalah teaches that tithing is a spiritual tool that brings consciousness and cleansing to money. Tithing before or after taxes is up to the discretion of the donor.
What is the source of the concept of tithing?
From a kabbalistic point of view, the concept of tithing originated in the Torah and was later elaborated on in the main text of Kabbalah, the Zohar. The Torah recounts several instances of tithing involving the Patriarchs, and the system of the tithe is explained in correspondence to the Shemittah-cycle specifically in the Books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Is tithing a concept found only in Kabbalah?
No, tithing has been written about and promoted in several ancient spiritual texts, including the Bible and the Koran. The concept of tithing is found in, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. The kabbalists teach that tithing is an act of sharing 10% of one’s income with the consciousness that in doing so, you are removing any limitation that may block a complete flow of blessings into your life. This perspective comes from the kabbalistic principle that reality is divided into ten levels of energy, with the lowest level being our physical reality, characterized by limitation and finiteness. By sharing 10% of our physical wealth, we have the opportunity to remove limitation from our money, thus allowing ourselves to be greater channels for continuous sustenance and sharing.
Can I tithe to other organizations?
Yes, tithing is ideally suited to any place that adds value to and lifts the consciousness of the world. Supporting The Kabbalah Centre educates and empowers more and more people globally towards this exact end.