Dear students,
We’ll get right into it: As we approach the middle of the semester we ask you to help the Education Center. The ancient wisdom of Kabbalah is a gift that has been handed down for centuries and we believe it should be available to anyone, including those who might not be able to afford to pay for it. That’s why we use a “Pay What You Want" tuition fee. Now is the time we ask. If every person reading this gave $10, we could cover expenses for the semester within a few hours. That’s right, the price of a small meal is all we need. We rely mostly on volunteers but we still have servers, programs and staff to cover, which cost about $25 per student per semester. To protect our independence, we never receive donations from organizations, lobbies or political parties. We’re sustained by the generosity of students and people like you. If the Education Center is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it growing and help us make the Education Center available to all. Thank you.

Please Help the Education Center

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Dear students,
We’ll get right into it: As we approach the middle of the semester we ask you to help the Education Center. The ancient wisdom of Kabbalah is a gift that has been handed down for centuries and we believe it should be available to anyone, including those who might not be able to afford to pay for it. That’s why we use a “Pay What You Want" tuition fee. Now is the time we ask. If every person reading this gave $10, we could cover expenses for the semester within a few hours. That’s right, the price of a small meal is all we need. We rely mostly on volunteers but we still have servers, programs and staff to cover, which cost about $25 per student per semester. To protect our independence, we never receive donations from organizations, lobbies or political parties. We’re sustained by the generosity of students and people like you. If the Education Center is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it growing and help us make the Education Center available to all. Thank you.

Please Help the Education Center

Select an amount $

10 15 25

Select an amount $

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About » FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I get more Kabbalah study information? What is available via Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center?
  2. What software do I need to participate in the online course?
  3. Can I use my mobile device (smart phone, iPad, tablet, etc.)
  4. How do I prepare for the upcoming classes?
  5. I have missed a class and don’t see it in the class archive. When is recording going to be posted?
  6. The Live lesson is not coming in at all or starts/stops continually. What should I do?
  7. At what time is the next lesson of the course?  The lesson did not take place at the scheduled time, why? What time zone does the schedule show?
  8. I need to make changes to my personal profile. How is this done?
  9. Is there a Forum where I can ask questions?
  10. I forgot my username and/or password. What should I do?
  11. English is not my native language. Are there Bnei Baruch Education Center courses available in other languages?

 

Where can I get more Kabbalah study information? What is available via Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center?

We recommend that you begin your journey through Kabbalah with an online interactive course with the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center which will provide you with a solid foundation and good grasp of the principles required for further study. A wealth of further free materials and study options is available on http://www.kabbalah.info.

  1. Register for the upcoming Fundamentals course: http://edu.kabbalah.info/register-free
  2. Sign in under the "My Education Center" tab.
  3. At the registration time you are automatically enrolled into the very next Fundamentals course available. New Fundamentals course starts 4 times a year; usually in January, April, June and September. Occasionally, additional special courses are offered also.
  4.  The core of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center experience is the live video lesson broadcasts. a.) Live lesson broadcastsb.) Live Chat sessions with instructors and our moderators are available for your questions during the live broadcasts to help and guide you. c.) Lesson related reading materials should be downloaded prior to each lesson and are available to download in the “Schedule” tab for each course.d.) Course books are available via our online bookstore at http://edu.kabbalah.info/bookstore in both hard copy and e-book format.  e.) If you miss a live broadcast, they are available for download 24 to 48 hours following the lesson as video or audio-track at the “My Courses” tab under “Archive” tab.
    f.) A student forum is available anytime where a team of forum moderators, mentors and instructors are always ready for your offline questions and guidance.

 

What software do I need to participate in the online course?

There is no need for any special software. What is already on your PC, Mac or Linux is sufficient. However, in order to participate in live lessons broadcasts which is the main part of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center experience, we strongly advise to have a broadband connection (DSL, Cable or better) with downstream speed above 512K. If you are not sure what type of internet connection you may have, use http://www.speedtest.net to check your download and upload speeds.

  1. Browser. Use you preference: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
  2. Adobe Flash video is used for broadcasts, so Adobe Flash Player must be installed. Download the latest version from Adobe: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
  3. Archived lessons are provided in mp4, wmv and mp3 formats, so you should not need anything besides a media player such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime player. A popular option is the free VLC Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc) which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Can I use my mobile device (smart phone, iPad, tablet, etc.)

We do not at this time support mobile devices for the live lessons since these devices typically do not support Flash Player technology used for our broadcasts. We have heard from students that there are plug-ins available on some devices to provide this support, but we do not have the resources available to research and test all the different device types. As a result, we are unable to help you with mobile device support.

Mobile devices can be used to download the archived lessons and watch them at your convenience.

We understand the importance of enhancing our ability to support mobile devices, and this is a high priority for a future version of the Education Center.

How do I prepare for the upcoming classes?

It is recommended to preview the videos and related material found in the "Self Study" tab before the classes begin.  

  1. Sign in with your username and password.
  2. Click on the ”Self Study” tab on the top right of the page.
  3. Find the videos and related material on this page.  
  4. Located at the bottom of this "Self Study" page, you will find these additional helpful links:

a. The Kabbalah blog - Video excerpts taken from Dr. Michael Laitman's daily Kabbalah lessons etc.

b. Kabbalah Books – Our virtual bookstore, which includes books, audio tapes, and other products that are not available on the EC Bookstore section

c. Kabbalah TV – Videos about kabbalah, broadcasts of live lessons from Israel

d. Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life - Dr. Laitman’s personal blog

e. The Zohar - Information page

 

I have missed a class and don’t see it in the class archive. When is the recording going to be posted?

All of the Education Center classes are recorded and are posted in the archive within 24 to 48 hours of the live lesson. To locate the Archives:

  1. Sign In with your username and password.
  2. Click on your current class under “My Courses”.
  3. Click on the “Archive” tab.
  4. Locate the class you have missed and download the video or audio file.

The Live lesson is not coming in at all or starts/stops continually. What should I do?

The following potential problems and remedies will help you trouble shoot before contacting the tech department.

1. Flash player

A flash player is necessary to watch the lesson.
Download the latest version of your flash player at,
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

2. Broadband speed

It is necessary to have least 512K download speed broadband connection (DSL, Cable etc). Verify the speed of your internet connection here: http://www.speedtest.net
a. Mobile data card users and 3G data cards can sometimes have problems, especially if the signal strength is low.
b. Landline broadband may need an improvement in speed which can be achieved by powering off and on your broadband modem/router.
c. Check to see that someone else you are sharing the broadband connection with is not downloading something large.

3. Computer/Laptop resources
a. If your PC is busy (running a virus check or creating a large movie) then this can cause the video feed to stop and start. For Windows, check this by right clicking the task bar and selecting “task manager”, click the “performance” tab to see if your PC is busy (i.e. 100% CPU usage).
b. Try to reboot your PC/Laptop.

4. Browsers and firewalls
a. Attempt different browser to view the lesson. Sometimes standard settings are altered and this could cause problems. 
b. If you are behind a corporate firewall, port 1935 may be blocked. This port is required for RTMP video (flash). We are working on removing this limitation, so our video feed would be available via regular HTTP protocol, but in the meantime, having port 1935 open on your router/firewall is required.  
c. Temporarily turn off Windows firewall to resolve the problem. In general, the standard “out of the box” browser, home router and firewall do not require any kind of additional configuration, but if you experience any problems with live video please contact our technical team by clicking on the LIVE HELP button in your classroom webpage.
 

At what time is the next lesson of the course?  The lesson did not take place at the scheduled time, why? What time zone does the schedule show?

The course calendar found under “Schedule” is designed to show your personal Time Zone. In order for the calendar to reflect the lesson start time according to your time zone, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign In with your username and password.
  2. Click on “My Profile” in the left side bar beneath your name and picture.
  3. Click on “Display Settings”.
  4. Under “Time Zone”, click the right arrow to release a drop-down list of time zones.
  5. Scroll down to select your time zone and click on it.
  6. Your classes under the “Schedule” tab, will now be displayed in your time zone.

I need to make changes to my personal profile. How is this done?

If you need to change your user name or e-mail address, send an e-mail to ec@kabbalah.info

To change/update other aspects of your registration information such as time zone for the Schedule, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in with your username and password.
  2. Click on “My Profile” in the left side bar beneath your name and picture.
  3. At the right, select and click on any of the “User Information” or “Identification” links listed to see each field and update.

Note: You have the ability to change language to something other than English. Do NOT change this setting! Doing so will cause much of the Education Center site to no longer function.

Is there a Forum where I can ask questions?

Yes. It is available 24*7 for any of your questions related to the course material, lessons or for general questions related to Kabbalah. The forum opens 1 week prior to the start of the semester.

  1. Sign in with your username and password.
  2. Select the “Course Catalog” tab.
  3. Click on the current course that opens the classroom page where you watch the live lessons.  
  4. On the top right, find the “Forum” tab.
  5. Here all student questions and replies from forum moderators, mentors and instructors can be viewed.
  6. Use the “Self Study” tab to locate videos and recommended reading materials that will also help answer your questions.

I forgot my username and/or password. What should I do?

Reset your password. To reset your password please follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Sign In” at the right top corner of the homepage.
  2. Click on “Forgot Password” link
  3. Once you have reset your password, you will receive an automated email confirmation with your new password.
  4. If you don’t recall your username, please email your request to, ec@kabbalah.info.
  5. Add our address ec@kabbalah.info to your contact list to prevent this confirmation/help response from being classified as junk or spam.  

English is not my native language. Are there Bnei Baruch Education Center courses available in other languages?

Yes.

  • Spanishhttp://www.cabalacentroestudios.com. Courses are taught by Bnei Baruch instructors from Chile. Contact them to find their current schedule of classes. 
  • Russian http://live.kabacademy.com. Courses are taught by Bnei Baruch instructors from Israel, St. Petersburg (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) etc. Contact them to find their current schedule of classes. 
  • European Education Center in 20 languages -http://eu.kabbalah.info/ Lessons are taught in Hebrew at times convenient for European students and are simultaneously translated into English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Bulgarian, Swedish, Croatian, Norsk, Slovakian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Polish and Latvian, Contact them to find the current schedule of classes.
     

 

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