Friends of Hexagon
Jerome W. Breslow
Publications Vice President
Jerry Breslow joined the board of Friends of Hexagon in 2001.
He has been a member of Hexagon since 1961. Beginning as a rehearsal pianist for the 1962 show, PLEASE STAND BY, and a member of the orchestra (back when Hexagon had union musicians participate with club members), Jerry subsequently performed on stage in several shows, beginning with ON THE HOUSE (1963). The first song he wrote for Hexagon, of about 60 he has written for the shows, was "On a Wide Screen", the kick in A DASH OF CINEMA (1964).
Jerry met his wife, Harriet, through Hexagon. He incorporated Hexagon, Inc., and served as President of the club in 1971 (LEFT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE) and 1991 (READ MY QUIPS). Jerry was a recipient of The Hexagon President’s Award in 1996.
Jerry is a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1956, where he performed in and composed for the Varsity Shows put on the Columbia Players; and the Harvard Law School, Class of 1959. Since 1961 he has performed and acted as Musical Director for a number of Washington area theatrical groups and choirs.
Jerry retired as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer of COMSAT Corporation in 1994. Currently, he is a director of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras; and a member of the Research Review Committee at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD, which reviews all hospital research. Until May 2012 he served for 11 years as a director and as Secretary and Parliamentarian of the Strathmore Hall Foundation. Jerry was a founding Trustee of the Suburban Hospital Foundation, retiring in 2006 after 10 years of service; and is a Past President of Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD, where he also established and conducted the choir from 1971 until 2006.