NEW YORK (May. 2)
Seventeen hundred Jewish refugees from Cuba were among the 5, 775 Jewish refugees resettled in New York City during 1962 by the New York Association for New Americans, the annual meeting of the agency’s board was told here tonight. NYANA receives its funds from the United Jewish Appeal.
The report was made by J. Clarence Davies, Jr., who was elected to a third term as president. The NYANA, organized in 1949, has resettled more than 90, 000 Jewish refugees in the New York metropolitan area.
John F. Thomas, director of the Cuban Refugee Program of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, lauded the NYANA program. “Members of the Jewish communities in the United States know what it means to be a refugee,” he said. “They know the meaning of helping a refugee to adjust himself to a new life, and they realize the dignity which goes hand-in-glove with becoming a self-supporting member of a democratic community.”