‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, Temple Beth Am presents a one-time screening of “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,” at Yorktown Stage. It is presented in coordination with Ironbound films and Jeremy Newberger.

This documentary brings to light the story of Jewish-American MLB players and their journey to Israel, the World Baseball Classic and their heritage. “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American Major Leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.

There will be a Q&A with the producer following the screening. See the trailer at youtu.be/GmILVsxSKEs.

Purchase tickets online at templebetham-ny.org/event/teamisrael. Admission is $12 per person online and $15 at the door.

Sponsors: West Med, Bagel Emporium, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Smooth Sportswear, GuidED Consulting, Turco’s of Yorktown, and Ardsley and Yorktown Veterinary.

Thu, August 16
7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/16/2018 7:00pm America/New_York ‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, Temple Beth Am presents a one-time screening of “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,” at Yorktown Stage. It is presented in coordination with Ironbound films and Jeremy Newberger.

This documentary brings to light the story of Jewish-American MLB players and their journey to Israel, the World Baseball Classic and their heritage. “Heading Home: ...

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