Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi


Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) is the Principal Tutor of the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, and a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London. He lives with his wife Rebekah in North West London.

Born into an English, Sephardic Jewish family in 1933, Halevi began to study Kabbalah in his early twenties. In the 1970s he then began to lecture and write books on the Kabbalistic Tradition. Besides running courses in Britain, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, he has taught in ten European countries, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Israel.

Over the past 45 years, Halevi has continued to reformulate the Teaching and clarify its principles. He sees it his task to update its mythology and metaphysics in terms of modern science and psychology. The Jacob’s Ladder diagram of the Four Worlds and the Teaching are contained within his 14 books (and e-books). They have also been translated into 16 languages and are available worldwide.

From those early beginnings, regular study groups take place worldwide. His books are written in a way to inspire individual and group contemplation amongst companions of the light. Together with meditations, conversations and experiences, this is one of the methods of oral transmission. Each group is autonomous and teaches the Tradition in a form that is relevant to its time and place.

Other activities within the school include workshops, trips to places of special interest and the Kabbalah Society’s annual summer school. The Toledano Tradition is an esoteric school operating within the marketplace of life.

Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-Browne

Kurt and Joanna have studied in the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, since the early 1970s. Kurt is originally from Trinidad in the Caribbean and Joanna was born in England but brought up in Northern Nigeria where she later returned to work.

Kurt and Joanna live and work in London and have one son, two daughters and six grandchildren. Together, they have run Kabbalah groups over the past 27 years in their home in North West London and conducted courses on the Tradition in Europe, Africa, Mexico, Japan and the USA.