Song and Spirit Institute for Peace
1717 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073
In the old country, the
klopper went house-to-
house through the
Jewish shtetl (village),
knocking on shutters
and calling people to
In this unique one-man
show, Maggid Steve Klaper
pays homage to his family’s original vocation as he assumes the role of 18th century troubadour and raconteur, Sender the Klopper, exploring what it means to be a modern spiritual storyteller. Sender will take you on an unforgettable journey, where old and new worlds meet like long-lost friends. People of all faiths will be affected by this very personal narrative. (1-hour evening program)
The Melody Tells
the Story: 6,000 Years
of Sacred Music in 60 minutes
From the sound of the ram’s
horn to Miriam’s tambourine,
Levites in the Temple, and Elijah
singing the blues. From Sephardi maqam
and Ashkenazi davening to Torah cantillation, Chasidic nigun, the golden age of European cantors, klezmer, Shlomo Carlebach, Debbie Friedman and Jewish reggae — Hazzan Steve takes you on a one-hour overview of Jewish musical history in a dizzying presentation of song and chant. Sit back and hold onto your hats! (1-hour program)
What does it mean to take a breath of peace? How might it impact our unique spiritual paths and what could it mean to the world around us? Is it possible
to send a restorative breath of
perfect peace to a friend or a
loved one in need of a moment
of respite? Take a breath of
peace with Mary and walk
through a beautiful “Peace Garden”
Mosaic completed in honor of a
40-day commitment to this spiritual practice.
Join artist and
Mary Gilhuly, as she
describes her unique
journey of healing through
mosaic art. Included will be the
story of creating one-of-a-kind works to honor and uplift the memories of those affected by the Newtown, CT/Sandy Hook school shooting, and Nigerian girls kidnapped by terrorists. Far from being morose, her story and the creative and spiritual process that brings them to life is truly inspirational. Both projects will be present at the event. (1-hour presentation)
Believe it or not, when we first started out, Song and Spirit was simply the name of the band! Our interfaith work together began with music and this is still our favorite way to spread the spirit.
Please contact us to schedule a concert or show for your community, and let's keep trying to bring peace to the world, one song at a time!
People have been singing songs and telling stories for as long as we've been people. Like the fire circles of old, the sun goes down, people gather round and the magic begins. Stories that celebrate surprises, wisdom, holy fools, accidental heros; songs that transport, melodies to sing along with -- Spiritual Info-tainment at its finest!
Join Hazzan Steve Klaper and Mary Gilhuly in an entertaining concert of songs and stories, new and old, to shine a light upon us all as fellow travelers, and to uncover the holy sparks of light glinting off everyone and everything. (60-90 minute evening concert)
To schedule an program, class, presentation or retreat, or to discuss bringing Song and Spirit in for a concert, contact Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Never to be Forgotten
A tribute to nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls. They are our sisters, daughters and granddaughters. We do not forget.