Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Journal News/lohud reporter Adrienne Sanders will appear on PBS' Religion and Ethics Newsweekly this weekend to discuss secular education in Hasidic yeshivas.
An investigation conducted by Sanders in November revealed that, contrary to state law, some Rockland County Hasidic yeshivas fail to offer general studies such as English, mathematics and science. Following Sanders' report, parents of students in several East Ramapo Hasidic yeshivas, and former students who attended them, filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit that accuses education officials of failing to provide boys with a sound, basic education.
Several of the subjects of Sanders' reports will also appear.
In New York City, the show will air at 10:30 a.m., on WNET-13 on Saturday, Jan. 30, and 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. Check your local PBS station for exact dates and times.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly correspondents "travel around the nation and the globe to explore how issues of faith, religion and ethics shape both national and international events." Menachem Daum, the producer of the segment on secular education, was also the producer of "A Life Apart," a 1997 feature-length documentary about Hasidim for PBS.
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