​Welcome to One Spirit

The purpose of ONE SPIRIT FOUNDATION is to support, promote and facilitate peace and compassion based on shared values of love, tolerance and inclusion for all human beings.

As music can bring people together, we offer an Interfaith musical event called ONE SPIRIT, ONE VOICE at churches and synagogues, featuring contemporary prayer-songs based on ancient texts from the Abrahamic faith traditions such as Hallel Psalms: Give Thanks to God!, The Lord’s Prayer Experience: An Interfaith Journey into Song & Spirit, and Love Your Neighbor — It’s the Golden Rule.

Join us on an uplifting musical journey as we sing these ancient prayers and pray the music in new ways relevant today for people of all faiths — and turn our voices into a shared vessel for summoning the One Spirit.

Our music is available to be shared digitally with your community. For more information, contact Yosef@onespiritfoundation.org.

Give Thanks to God! includes 6 spirited songs of praise and thanksgiving based on Psalms 113-118 and Psalm 136.

The Lord’s Prayer Experience is an inspiring musical journey based on an early ancient Hebrew text of the prayer.

Love Your Neighbor includes a children’s chorus asking to treat others and the planet as you’d like to be treated.

​Individual Songs from Give Thanks to God!:

UPCOMING EVENTS

We are back to offering live musical events. Attend our new program, ONE SPIRIT—ONE VOICE, featuring The Lord’s Prayer Experience and Hallel Psalms: Give Thanks to God!

  • ​Wednesday, September 21 (World Peace Day) at 7:30 PM at Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave, Somerville, MA
  • Sunday, October 23 at 4 PM at South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover, MA
  • Sunday, November 20 at 4PM in Sudbury, MA (location TBD)

 

 

​Individual Songs from The Lord’s Prayer Experience:

Join Our Supporter’s Circle

Provide email below for news about upcoming concerts, video releases and special events. If you can afford to, please make a donation to support the creation of new compositions, music videos and Interfaith musical programs. Thank you!

Share One Spirit’s Music With Your Community

Email Yosef Kottler to request song lyrics and notation booklets to share our uplifting music with your congregation, or to host a live musical event at your house of worship or community center.

Meet the Composer and Our Core Musical Team

Yosef Kottler

Yosef Kottler is a composer of Jewish prayer-songs and liturgical music. He is co-founder of Hebrew Chant Boston and has completed the Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute, and is trained as a Jewish Spiritual Director. He leads a “Drum Your Prayers” workshop, accompanies services as a Temple drummer at synagogues throughout New England, and is Musical Director of the annual Jewish Men’s Retreat at Isabella Freedman.

Belle Halpern

Belle Linda Halpern is a lay leader at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury and was influenced as a song leader by Martha Schlamme, Cantor Lorel Zar-Kessler and Shlomo Carlebach. She has sung in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Munich, Jerusalem and Mumbai, performing in five languages. Belle has been called “Boston’s premiere singing actor” by the Boston Herald; The Boston Globe has called her work “stunning, both as music and theatre.”

Walter Cooper

For over 50 years, Walter Cooper has inspired audiences as a vocalist and singer of spiritual music. In 1988 he founded the Gospel Love Tones where he continues to minister with his brother Stephen and cousin Richard whom he has been singing with since 1962. Walter is Executive Producer and lead vocalist on two popular CDs — “Jubilee” and “Standing on the Rock” — and is working on a third CD soon to be released.

Steven Schatz

Steven Schatz is a composer, pianist, and resonator of the Word. A psychotherapist in private practice who founded the Center for Music & Imagery, Steven is honored to join in this sacred project, bringing forth Jesus’ Hebrew soul through music and song.

Cathy Meyer

Cathy Meyer works in the Boston area as a full-time musician: performing, conducting, teaching and coaching musicians of all levels and ages. She is Minister of Music at South Church, UCC, in Andover, directing six ensembles weekly as well as playing the organ for services. Serving as Musical Director for One Spirit Foundation brings her great joy, as she has a passion for bringing people of all walks of life together with music.

Marc Sarkady

Marc Sarkady is a master drummer and lover of rhythm. He has played drums for over 50 years and has helped lead numerous bands including playing percussion for Wings of Song with Robert Gass. In addition, Marc makes his contribution to the world as a change agent and leadership consultant to the leaders of corporations, governments, and intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations.