Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Israel’s baseball team has advanced to the World Baseball Classic for the first time in history. Thanks to the WBC’s rules on eligibility, the team consists of a number of Jewish-American Major League Baseball players. Most of them haven’t had much exposure to Judaism, let alone been to Israel. HEADING HOME, a documentary by Ironbound Films, follows these players on their first trip to Israel and hopefully Israel’s first baseball championship.

87 minutes
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Poster for Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. 20th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2018
  3. 22nd Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. 22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas - 2018
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  9. Jewish Arts and Film Festival of Fairfield County - 2018
  10. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  11. Merrimack Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  12. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  13. Northern Virginia International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  14. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  15. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  16. The National Center For Jewish Film's 21st Annual Film Festival - 2018
  17. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2018

3 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Documentary follows American baseball players going to bat for the Jewish state

    In ‘Heading Home’ to Israel, Major Leaguers deepen their Jewish identities and discover who and what they are playing for in World Baseball Classic


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Jewish Film Festival’s CineMondays presents ‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’

    Americans usually consider baseball to be a quintessentially American pastime. But the documentary Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (directed by Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, and Daniel A. Miller, and written by Miller), looks at national pride among other “boys of summer.”​


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