Max Helfman (1901-1963) was a Polish-American Jewish composer, choral conductor, and educator. He is most notable for directing the Brandeis-Bardin Institute for seventeen years. He was also well known for socialist and pro-Zionist causes and affiliations.
Helfman directed or led the following choirs:
- Temple Israel in New York City (1928), succeeded Zavel Zilberts
- Park Avenue Synagogue (Cantor, 1928-1940)
- Curtis Institute of Music 1929-1932, Fellowship
- Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (1937-1940) affiliated with Jewish Workers Musical Alliance
- Brandeis Camp, Winterdale Pennsylvania (1947-1951)
- Brandeis Arts Institute (1947-1952)
- College of Jewish Studies in Los Angeles (Director, Department of Sacred Music, 1954-1957)
- University of Judaism in Los Angeles (Dean of College of Fine Arts, 1958-?) 
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