Hazzan and Maggid Steve Klaper is a Jewish troubadour – a spiritual storyteller, minstrel and teacher. (Hazzan is the Hebrew term for cantor and worship leader; Maggid is the traditional title for a Jewish inspirational speaker or preacher.) Drawing on over 40 years experience as a professional musician, Steve infuses traditional Jewish teachings with ancient and contemporary melodies, mystical chant and wide-ranging stories.
Steve has served as Music Director, Cantor and Worship Leader for a variety of congregations, large and small. He has recorded several CDs of original contemporary Jewish music, and has performed at synagogues, churches and conferences throughout the country. He is currently spiritual leader of Shir Hanishama, a Renewal chavurah closely affiliated with the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, in Royal Oak, Michigan.