An exclusive showing of “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”
This movie is part of the 2020 Israel Film Festival
August 24 | 8:00 pm
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger
USA / Israel / Japan / South Korea, 2018
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home 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―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
All alcoholic beverages – wine, beer, liquor, etc., are prohibited at movie night. We reserve the right to notify the local police if it appears that any of our patrons are under the influence.
We broadcast the movie sound/audio using FM radio signal. You can use your car’s FM radio or you can bring a portable FM radio with you.
Car engines can not be running
Patrons are welcome to bring in their own portable radios and lawn chairs if they so desire. Chairs must be placed in front of the vehicle and not beside the vehicle. This can only be done if all social distance guidelines are adhered to.
If you would prefer to send a check, please include “Supplies for Success” in the memo line and mail to:
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
50 Eisenhower Drive
Paramus, New Jersey 07652