Benjamin Beerman, Assistant Facility Manager at Jupiter Island Club
Benjamin Beerman holds a degree in finance from Concordia College and has spent 20 years working in facility and project management. He would like to improve board communication with residents as well as focus on community projects; he does not support incorporation into towns or cities for the district.
Haskell Beerman died April 18th 2019; Elaine will always remain her loving and adoring wife; Beverly Glovsky married Bertram Glovsky while Muriel Kahn married William “Bill” Kahn; loving grandmother to Chloe, Marissa Rebecca Jennifer David Jacob. Services will be private.
Early Life and Education
Beerman follows the maxim that “you bloom where you are planted”. He embraces his surroundings and has made connections to them through family trees and histories.
Last year, Dr. J’s dedication to her community was on full display as she oversaw what is estimated to be the 500th Town Hall for senior boys at Shalhevet where she taught history and wrote her dissertation on using moral dilemma exercises in class to promote moral development among her students. A 2008 graduate from New York University, she wrote her dissertation about using these exercises in the classroom for student development purposes – known affectionately by students as Dr. J, she will remain part of her community as both researcher and off-campus consultant – leaving her husband, children, two dogs behind.
Beerman is currently the Assistant Facility Manager of Jupiter Island Club and has over two decades of experience working as a project manager and facilities specialist. He has worked on projects throughout the country and seeks to increase transparency, communication between residents, as well as improving fiscal accountability.
He has performed and directed at various theaters such as Arena Stage, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, NYMF as well as touring as a singer/dancer as well as working on television/film/commercial productions.
Since 2012, he has served as Issaquah KIDSTAGE Originals’ Composing Mentor and works alongside incredible youth artists to develop original musical productions from scratch. He possesses a deep commitment to nurturing future leaders both onstage and off, as well as advocating for equitable theatre education programs.
Achievement and Honors
At Ursuline, Beermann earned many accomplishments. He was recognized with being named GGCL, district and Cincinnati Coach of the Year on multiple occasions.
Beermann is also active in his community and enjoys various hobbies. He served four summers as camp director for Cedars Boy Scout camp and as disc jockey on KHUB Radio Fremont; additionally, he serves on both Nebraska Land Foundation Board and People to People International boards of Directors.
Burton Beerman, an award-winning clarinetist who is widely revered, has received several accolades and awards for his work. Described as a master of modern and avant-garde music with an acute understanding of sound color.
Though Beerman has spent much of his career immersed in the beauty of the Hudson River Valley and its environs, his roots remain strongly embedded in North Carolina. A poignant example came six years ago, when Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans (great-granddaughter of Duke University founder David Duke) purchased one of Beerman’s paintings of Maple View Farm from him.
Beerman works out of his home in Durham, where the lush countryside and natural rhythms influence his work. Like Carol Rama’s collage pieces or Carolee Schneemann’s kinetic sculptures, his paintings explore how everything becomes paint and how each object paints something else.
He is also an accomplished playwright with multiple plays and screenplays to his name. For eight years he has served as play writing mentor at KIDSTAGE; additionally he contributed intimacy choreography for their summer independent production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.