Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel - Israeli Film SeriesDate: January 12, 2019 - Time: 7:00 pm
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Saturday, January 12, 7 p.m.
Documentary, 91 minutes
Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger
Film followed by Q & A with professional baseball player Cody Decker and his wife Jenn Decker
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth that charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players - most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism who had never visited Israel. Accompanied by their Mensch on the Bench mascot, their journey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they learn about the country they are about to represent and are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they discover the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
$15 JCC Members, $20 public
Merage JCC Myers Theatre
Israeli Film Series
Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, Jan. 12
Scaffolding, Feb. 7
Azimuth, March 28
Mr. Predictable, April 11
The Testament, May 16
Driver, June 13
Outdoors, July 11
Late Summer Blues, August 8
Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.