Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Widow with dementia gave $600,000 to Kabbalah Centre charity

Susan Strong Davis, an 87-year-old widow, spends the day inside her Palos Verdes Estates home, tended round-the-clock by nurse's aides. For company, relatives say, she has her dog, the television and, on increasingly rare occasions, memories of the glamorous socialite's life she once lived.
"She definitely has some sort of dementia," said Viki Brushwood, a niece who visited from Texas in December. "I don't know if it's Alzheimer's or what. She is somebody who is not making decisions anymore."

But decisions involving large amounts of money are being made in Davis' name. In recent years, she has borrowed millions to build a four-bedroom house in Beverly Hills featuring three fireplaces and a pool, according to property records, court filings and interviews. She has also given at least $600,000 to a charity to which relatives say she has no ties and which is run by the controversial Kabbalah Centre, the Westside spiritual organization now under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.


  1. i have no complaints about the kabalah center. In my dealings with them they were always honest and upfront about what they are about and what they believe and never lied or misrepresent themselves in the way of chasidim .

    1. I don't think I will ever be able to take you seriously again after that statement. At its every essence the Kabbalah Center is assur and violates every precept of Torah. You can see what Rav Ovadia Yosef says about them specifically here, http://www.scribd.com/doc/31978473/Yehave-Da-at-4-47
      Or what the Ben Ish Hai says about what they do in general here:

  2. The Kabbalah Center and the Berg Family are Chillul Hashems that just keep on giving.


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