"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

Spiritual Experiences

Worship should not be a chore

Worship should not be boring

Worship should be a celebration

an ecstatic journey

a story and a song

a spiritual high

1st Friday of every Month at 7:00 pm

at Unity of Royal Oak

2500 Crooks (at 12 1/2 mile),

Royal Oak


Shir Hanishama

A Jewish Renewal Shabbat Experience

Join Hazzan Steve Klaper, Judy Lewis and the chevrah (community of friends) for a soulful, musical, Jewish renewal Kabbalat Shabbat. Music, prayer, stories, laughter, friends and a nosh. Nu? What could be bad about that?

Come see what your grandfather’s shul might have been like if they spoke English, played guitar and counted women in the minyan!

Sabbath2Sabbath uses the

Jewish teachings of Jesus

to look at ways to creatively

experience sacred time

within our families, giving

Christians an opportunity to

embrace the principles of the Jewish Sabbath by creating a meaningful celebration of the Lord's Day.

Song and Spirit holds an interfaith Sabbath2Sabbath the 2nd or 3rd Saturday evening of every month at 7:00 pm

at the Song & Spirit Institute for Peace,

4300 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak


Our Interfaith psalm

experience  brings

together chants of

praise and contemplation --

meditations, readings and stories in many languages -- to awaken our hearts and lift our spirits. Peaceful. Meditative. 60 Minutes.

Song and Spirit holds an Interfaith

Psalm Experience the first Saturday

each month at 7:00 pm at the

Song & Spirit Institute for Peace,

4300 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak


An Evening of Song and Spirit

A hundred people of all ages – Jews, Muslims, Christians sit at small tables exploring common hopes, dreams and anxieties while sharing a meal, Caught in Conversation.

By invitation only - Space is limited.

Sign up HERE to be included in future invitations

Imam Mustapha Elturk, Bro. Al Mascia, OFM, Hazzan Steve Klaper, and Mary Gilhuly – teachers and clergy in their respective faith traditions – agreed to meet several times for lunch at the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, and we launched into a discussion of scripture/text, ritual, mysticism, local and world events, a sharing of personal histories/family/education, and more. These free-form, very informal sessions were filmed as we were... caught in conversation. Here is a short overview of the three films:


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