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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents Film Screening of ‘Heading Home: The Tale of the Team of Israel’

Join documentary Director Jeremy Newberger at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Sunday, September 16, 3:30 p.m., for a film screening of “Heading Home,” a stirring David-and-Goliath story that chronicles Israel’s national baseball team as it competed for the first time in the World Baseball Classic tournament in South Korea in 2017. Its roster of memorable players included many Jewish American Major Leaguers—Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway. The film explores their odyssey, which took them from the Holy Land where they were hailed as modern-day Maccabees, to South Korea, where they debunked their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their “Mensch on the Bench” mascot by their side, the team forged a deep connection to Israel that pushed them to unexpected heights on the world stage.

Tickets are $12 for JCC members/$15 for the public. $50 VIP tickets also available and includes reserved seating, meet and greet and photo shoot with Jeremy Newberger. The screening has been generously sponsored by the Rubach family.

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