NEW YORK (May. 15)
The New York Association for New Americans, an immigrant aid agency, announced tonight that it had helped settle some 3,500 Jewish newcomers arriving in New York from abroad during 1967. More than 122,000 Jews have been helped to settle here since 1949, according to a report given at the Association’s annual meeting here. The Association, a constituent of the United Jewish Appeal, elected Howard M. Harris as its president. He succeeded Martin Kleinbard who was named chairman of the Executive Committee.
Most of the newcomers arriving in 1967 were refugees from Egypt, the report stated, and immigrants from Eastern European countries. The average cost of resettling a family of four here was $1,250 and the average length of dependency on aid varied from one to two months. Altogether, the Association spent $607,134 in 1967 for all of its settlement services, including assistance in finding jobs for 450 immigrants.