Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - April 10

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1832 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 10 (check local listings).

Deaf Church - To cut expenses, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York wants to shut down, among many other parish churches, the Church of St. Elizabeth  of Hungary on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. But the deaf congregants who worship there are fighting back, even appealing to the Pope. They insist no other church would be right for them because of their common disability. As David Tereschuk explains, the church provides a haven for the deaf.

A Holocaust Survivor Returns to Poland  - After centuries of often violent anti-Semitism – since long before, during and after World War Two – the government of Poland recently opened a new museum honoring the role of Jews in Polish history.  That occasion prompted Dasha Rittenberg of New York, a Holocaust survivor, to go back to Poland to see if and how much it has changed. Menachem Daum, a New York film maker whose parents were also Holocaust survivors, went with her.