"Shemantra promises to touch the hearts and souls of a new generation of seekers.."       

Shemantra News

The Shemantra Yurt is here! 

The Shemantra Yurt is here! This beautiful organic structure will be the future site of Shemantra chants as well as other uplifting services and events. To find out more about the yurt or to see pictures of the yurt in the making, please visit the Shemantra Yurt page here!

About Richard Gans

Richard's exposure to Jewish music began in his hometown synagogue, Rodeph Shalom, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During Hebrew school recess, Richard would play the organ overlooking the majestic sanctuary. But it would be many years before his music would inspire a new spiritual awakening. That awakening is "Shemantra!"

Read more about Richard's journey here.


Shemantra CD

"Shemantra is spectacular. Nourishes like Krishna Das for the Jewish Soul."
- Esther Altaras Meyers, NY

"I have never found my way into Jewish kirtan. It's a very serious offering...thought through and really prayed!"
-Adam Feder, Musical Director,
"The Shul of New York"

Hear the music here.


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