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Jephta Drachman
Date of Funeral:
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time of Funeral:
1 pm
Funeral Location:
4006 Stewart Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
Shiva Details:
Beginning at 1 pm on Monday with a service at 7 pm
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

The Piatigorsky Foundation
14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10122-1800

Shriver Hall Concert Series
105 Shriver Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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The Family of Jephta Drachman
Jun 26, 2019 2:47 PM

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Courtney & Jayme Wood
Jan 11, 2019 06:27 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jephta was such a wonderful, kind and talented lady and I feel very lucky to have had her in my life since childhood.

Laura Derby
Jan 11, 2019 07:52 AM

Jephta was such a wonderful, warm and talented person. I feel lucky to have had her as part of my extended family. Dan, Jonathan, Evan and Eric, i know what a lossthis is for you and send you hugs ad love.

Janet Mellits Mazor
Jan 11, 2019 09:03 AM

I was so sorry to read about your loss. May her memories comfort you now and always.

Laurence Lesser
Jan 11, 2019 09:11 AM

I knew Jephta since we were very young in Los Angeles. Always a smile, a warm heart and a deep well of personal generosity. I know that these last years haven't been easy, and all I can say is that her loss is so sad for me and my memories of her are so important. My love to all the family and with deepest condolences.

Beth El Congregation
Jan 11, 2019 10:00 AM

The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member Jephta Drachman, wife of our member Dr. Daniel Drachman and mother of our member Evan (Joan) Drachman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Drachman family during this time of loss. May Jephta’s memory always be for a blessing.

Doug Fambrough
Jan 11, 2019 11:49 AM

Jephta is on my short list of people I have admired most. Working with her on the Shriver Hall Concert Series board was such a pleasure. Under her leadership SHCS became the outstanding concert series in the Baltimore area. She had such energy, grace, charisma and dedication, she inspired so many others. I think this legacy of hers will last a very long time.

Leon & Kathy Fleisher
Jan 11, 2019 12:07 PM

We are overcome with profound sadness at the news that Jephta is no longer with us. With the radiance of a bright star, her life iilluminated so many others. Jephta was an unfailing source of warmth of spirit, joy, compassion and empathy. She once told us all before a Shriver Hall concert that her father was not only a great father, he was a good friend. Obviously a lesson well learned and extended into the rest of her many lives. Our loving condolences to the family.

Karen Gahs
Jan 11, 2019 01:52 PM

Karen Gahs and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her with a welding tool in her hand as she constructed a life-size Giraffe. She is one of a kind! Peace to you all.

Ann Fleck-Henderson
Jan 11, 2019 03:21 PM

Jephta's parents were dear friends of my parents, and Jephta and Dan continued that friendship. In that context my sisters and I knew Jephta as a strong, warm, talented and generous presence whose energy was irresistible. Sending love and hopes for comfort to Dan and the family.

Leslie & Tom, Sascha & Adam Freudenheim
Jan 11, 2019 03:44 PM

We are devastated at the news of Jephta's passing! Our memories 'only' go back to 1971, but include so many joyous occasions over family and food and farm. Apple picking and New Years Eves and endless music and creativity -- from ambitious and extraordinary sculptures to Dobos torte and Linzer cookies. And all of it served with lots of love! A friendship indelibly etched in our memories, for which we are endlessly grateful!

Qing Li
Jan 11, 2019 04:55 PM

My sincere condolences to your entire family. Jephta was such a loving, beautiful, interesting, generous and a gentle soul. She shall be greatly missed by all of of us. It was indeed, a privilege to have been her friend.

Roberta Bobbi Pehr
Jan 11, 2019 05:21 PM

I had the privilege of working with Jephta at the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Her zest for life was contagious. I will treasure knowing her and Dan and send my deepest heartfelt wishes to the whole Shriver Family.

Sel Kardan and Micah Yui
Jan 11, 2019 08:03 PM

We are so saddened to hear the news of Jephta’s passing.
We have countless fond memories of her including sitting in her warm
kitchen being fed crab cakes and
other delicious foods having wonderful conversations as the
dogs roamed around. Our family,
including our daughter and golden,
Bella, were all lucky receipients of
Jephta’s warmth, thoughtfulness, generosity, and kindness. We will miss her very much. Our hearts are with her beautiful family during this difficult time.

Staff at J S Edwards Mens Clothing
Jan 12, 2019 06:51 AM

The staff at J S Edwards expresses its condolences to the
Drachman Family. Jephta would shop for gifts for the family and friends, choosing each one with such great thought. Always wanting the gift to be very special, if it was for Dr. Drachman, the boys, or a friend. She was always so polite, patient, and warm.
We will miss her.

Joann Rodgers
Jan 12, 2019 09:19 AM

Dear Dan and family: Peace to you. May Jephta’s memory be an eternal blessing.

Ruth and Arno Drucker
Jan 12, 2019 09:32 AM

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts are with you. Someone so special can never be forgotten. With love and friendship.

Tammy and Arnie Sigler
Jan 12, 2019 05:24 PM

Dear Dan, We have always felt a connection to the Drachman Family, and admired beautiful Jeptha. She was so special! It was a privilege to know her and to have worked with her on some of the projects that she was so passionate about. Our hearts and love go out to you and the family at this sad time. Tammy and Arnie Sigler

Rosalyn Bronstein
Jan 12, 2019 06:14 PM

Evan, I send deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother, and hope that fond memories will sustain you in your grief.

Elayne Berg
Jan 13, 2019 08:02 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. May you be comforted in your memories.

Nikki Patton
Jan 13, 2019 12:59 PM

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Evan and Eric, I am so very sorry for your loss. I always considered myself so fortunate to have known Jephta and all of you. To me she was a model of strength, warmth, motherhood, talent, elegance and kindness. I remember when she met my young children and I was worried about them not eating their dinner. She said oh dont worry.....when my children didnt like dinner, I just gave them a candy bar. In her honest and beautiful way, I think that she changed for the better all of us who knew her. I will always treasure the memories I have of your home and of your family, with Jephta there at the center of it. My love and deepest condolences to each of you.

The Klaff Family
Jan 13, 2019 02:42 PM

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Evan and Eric,
We send our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your adored, talented, lovely and caring wife and mother. Jephta and all of you are in our hearts since our wonderful times at McDonough. Sending Love.

Nathaniel Rosen
Jan 13, 2019 06:12 PM

Watching the beautiful funeral electronically from Japan was inspiring and comforting. Many thanks for filming the wonderful words and music.

Jan 14, 2019 01:25 PM


Kerry Skarda
Jan 15, 2019 10:50 AM

The earth has lost an amazing woman and loving soul. Jephta was an inspiration to me as I started my career, so young and right out of MICA. She welcomed me as Shriver Hall Concert Series' graphic designer, entrusting her beloved series in my talents. But not only that, she opened her home many times and made everyone always feel so comfortable and accepted. Her grand sculpture work and drive of creativity and kindness was an influence that has stayed with me for over 20 years.

It is without a doubt that her spirit will remain with us all who had the honor and privilege to know her. My heart felt condolences to her family, friends, and pets that she adored.

Phil and Beth Kolker
Jan 15, 2019 02:53 PM

We are greatly saddened to hear of Jephta’s death. Her kindness, graciousness, and gentle warmth are at the heart of some wonderful memories. She was a great lady in the best sense of that phrase. We send our deepest condolences for your loss.


Jephta Drachman

On January 10, 2019, Jephta Drachman (nee Piatigorsky); devoted wife of Dr. Daniel Drachman; beloved mother of Jonathan Drachman (Paula Lozano), Evan (Joan) Drachman, and Eric Drachman; dear sister of Joram (Lona) Piatigorsky; beloved grandmother of Julia, Benjamin, Rebecca, Eli, and Oliver Drachman; dear daughter of the late Gregor and Jacqueline Piatigorsky.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, January 13, at 1 pm. Interment Beth El Memorial Park - Randallstown.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to The Piatigorsky Foundation, 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1800, New York, NY 10122-1800 or Shriver Hall Concert Series, 105 Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

In mourning at 4006 Stewart Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

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