12 2019

Film: Heading Home- The Tale of Team Israel

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Merage JCC- Myers Theater 1 Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Contact Nicole Rosenson

$ Cost $ 15.00

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.

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