Welcome to One Spirit Foundation

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 as ONE VOICE, we offer an Interfaith musical event called PRAYERS BEYOND BOUNDARIES at Boston area churches and synagogues, featuring contemporary prayer-songs based on ancient texts from the Abrahamic faith traditions such as The Lord’s Prayer Experience: A Musical Journey into Song & Spirit, Love Your Neighbor, and Give Thanks to God: Hallel Psalms of Praise & Thanksgiving.

Videos of our musical offerings are now available to be shared digitally with worship communities and interfaith organizations throughout the world.

The Lord’s Prayer Experience music video blends jazz, gospel, ancient tribal rhythms and modern choral motifs, interspersed with niggunim (wordless songs).

The Hebrew Lord’s Prayer Experience — An Uplifting Interfaith Journey into Song & Spirit

Upon learning of the existence of an ancient Hebrew version of the Gospel of Matthew, Yosef Kottler, a composer of Jewish chant and liturgical music, was inspired to compose a contemporary interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer. By exploring the nuanced meaning of the original Hebrew, he has uncovered fresh insights into this devotional prayer while keeping it relevant to today’s world and to people of all faiths.

Join us on an inspirational journey as we sing the prayer and pray the music — and turn our voices into a shared vessel for summoning the Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

If you missed the World Premiere Viewing of PRAYERS BEYOND BOUNDARIES on Jan. 31, view this inspiring one-hour program here.

If you would like to license our music and videos to use with your upcoming worship service or interfaith events, click here.

 

Other Music Videos

Individual Songs from The Lord’s Prayer Experience

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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!

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License Our Musical Content/Order TLPE Song Lyrics
and Notation Booklets

Interested in sharing our music with your worship or Interfaith community? Email Yosef Kottler to inquire about licensing our musical content for use in worship services or to request the song lyrics and notation booklets to share with your congregation, or to host a live musical prayer gathering once the pandemic is over.

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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.