Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Dirs. Seth KramerJeremy NewbergerDaniel A. Miller | 91 min
Documentary Israel / Japan / South Korea / United States 2018 EnglishHebrew with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere
Sunday, May 612:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Sunday, May 134:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC
Sponsored by Chaim Kempner Fund
A story that touches all bases: a heart-pounding sports drama, an exploration of Jewish identity, and a touching testament to the promise and ideals of the State of Israel.
Heading Home follows an underdog Israeli national baseball team that qualifies—for the first time ever—for the World Baseball Classic. Their roster includes several Major League players (Ike Davis, Ryan Lavarnway, Josh Zeid), most of whom haven’t had much exposure to Judaism, let alone been to Israel. Accompanied by their Mensch on the Bench mascot, the group sets out to achieve the impossible.
Co-presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
This event finished on May 14, 2018.