Max Helfman

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Max Helfman (1901-1963) was a Polish-American Jewish composer, choral conductor, and educator.[1][2][3] He is most notable for directing the Brandeis-Bardin Institute for seventeen years.[1] He was also well known for socialist and pro-Zionist causes and affiliations.[1]

Early life[edit]

Helfman was born to Radzyń Podlaski, where his father taught and led a choir.[1] The family moved to New York's Lower East Side in 1909.[1]


Helfman directed or led the following choirs:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Milken Archive of Jewish Music - People - Max Helfman". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  2. ^ "Review of Max Helfman: Di Naye Hagode | Jewish Virtual Library". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  3. ^ "Emanu-El | Max Helfman". Retrieved 2016-07-20.