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Philadelphia Agency Announces Successful Completion of Program for Cuban Children

The Association for Jewish Children has announced the successful completion of a program it undertook eight years ago to resettle 13 Jewish refugee children from Cuba who were sent to the United States by their parents for “safe-keeping” after the Castro revolution. Irving Schwartz, president of the Association, said the youngsters were entrusted to its care by the United Hias Service of New York and the Hias Council of Philadelphia.

The youngsters ranged from 10 to 17 years of age when they arrived in this country. All have since been re-united with their families–five in Philadelphia, five in other parts of the U.S. and three in South America, Mr. Schwartz said. Five are attending college, helped by agency scholarship funds and several others are in trade schools or are employed in business. The last of the group has just left to enter college, Mr. Schwartz reported.