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"There will be no peace in the world until there is peace among the world's religions."

Song and Spirit Institute for Peace

4300 Rochester 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

prayer.

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 Adventures of Sender the Klopper

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)

A Breath of Peace

Hope & Healing: One Piece at a Time

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.  

(1-hour presentation)



Join artist and

"peace/piece-maker"

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)

Performances & Presentations

Let There Be Light

Interfaith Song and Spirit Concert with Hazzan Steve and Brother Al

August 2010

February 2016

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!

CDs/mp3s available

on Bandcamp.com

Contact Hazzan Steve to schedule a house concert

Contact Brother Al to schedule a house concert

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 meredithskowronski@gmail.com

Never to be Forgotten

A tribute to nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls. They are our sisters, daughters and granddaughters. We do not forget.

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