22nd Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Signature Family & Community Festival Event

Movie Screening Of Heading Home: The Tale Of Team Israel

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Bryan Glazer Family JCC - Theater 2 | 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa


5:30 PM – Q&A With Surprise Guests From Team Israel And Israel Baseball, Including The Arizona Diamondbacks Scout And Architect Of Team Israel’s Roster, Alex Jacobs. Moderated By Jonathan Mayo, MLB.Com’s Draft and Prospect Expert


 Admission $5 Children / $10 Adults | 813.769.4725


About The Film

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 finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play 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, and never having 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. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Heading Home: The Tale Of Team Israel

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival TBJFF.ORG


Running Time 85 minutes | Genre Documentary | Subject American Jewish Life Family-Friendly, Israeli Themes, Sports Themes | Directors Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer | Country Israel, Japan, South Korea, USA | Year 2017 | Language English