Heading Home: The Tale of the Team of Israel
A Documentary Film by Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller and Jeremy Newberger
WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 3:30 pm
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: $12 JCC members/$15 public. $50 VIP tickets also available and includes reserved seating, meet and greet and photo shoot with Jeremy Newberger.
Join documentary Director Jeremy Newberger for a film screening of Heading Home, a stirring, David-and-Goliath story that chronicles Israel’s national baseball team as it competed for the first time in the World Baseball Classic tournament in South Korea in 2017. Its roster of memorable players included many Jewish American Major Leaguers ―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway.
The film explores their odyssey, which took them from the Holy Land where they were hailed as modern-day Maccabees to South Korea where they debunked their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their “Mensch on the Bench” mascot by their side, the team forged a deep connection to Israel that pushed them to unexpected heights on the world stage.
The screening has been generously sponsored by the Rubach Family.