Rabbi Stan Levin


Life Cycle Events

Weddings, Baby Namings, and Funerals are times in which we gather as a community.
For those in the Washington, DC and Suburban Maryland area,
particularly those who are not affiliated with a synagogue,
I am available to serve you for life cycle events.


For those who are in need of the services of a rabbi for weddings, including Jewish, Interfaith, and Celebrant weddings, please contact me at your convenience. During the initial call, we will get to meet each other and determine the kind of ceremony that you want, and if I am the right officiant for you. After that, we will schedule time together to prepare and customize a ceremony that is a reflection of you.

There are dates on which Jewish weddings are not performed:

  Jewish Calendar 5777 Jewish Calendar 5778
Rosh Hashonah (the Jewish New Year), 1 Tishrei Oct 3-4, 2016 Sep 21-22, 2017
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), 10 Tishrei     Oct 12, 2016 Sep 30, 2017
Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles ), 15-16 Tishrei Oct 17-18, 2016 Oct 5-6, 2017
Shemini Atzereth (Day 8 of Holy Assembly), 22 Tishrei Oct 24, 2016 Oct 12, 2017
Simchat Torah (Rejoicing for the Torah), 23 Tishrei Oct 25, 2016 Oct 13, 2017
Passover, 15-16 Nissan and 22-23 Nissan Apr 11-12, 2017; April 17-18 Mar 31-Apr 1; Apr 6-7, 2018
Shavuoth  (Feast of Weeks), 6-7 Sivan May 31-June 1, 2017 May 20-21, 2018
Fast of Tammuz , 17 Tammuz July 11, 2017 July 1, 2018
Tisha b’Av, 9 Av Aug 1, 2017 July 22, 2018
Sabbath, every Friday sunset through Saturday sunset      

Some rabbis will not perform weddings on or during the following:
1. The Omer period from Passover to Shavuoth, with the exception of the 33rd day (Lag B’Omer);
The 3-week period between 17 Tammuz and 9 Av;
The day immediately preceding Rosh Hashonah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Passover, and Shavuoth

Remember: Jewish holidays start the night before their calendar dates 

Baby Namings

Although I do not perform the rite of Brit Milah (ritual circumcision), I am available to conduct a religious service at your home to give your son or daughter a Hebrew name.

Funerals I will work with families to prepare and perform the funeral service, and coordinate whatever preparations are needed.


Contact Information

Email: rabbistan@gmail.com