Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel - Israeli Film Series

Date: January 12, 2019  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

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

Film series passes available here


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.