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2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival - "Heading Home: Team Israel"

Date: March 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

This stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Ranked 41st in the world, and compared by ESPN to the Jamaican bobsled team, Team Israel was dismissed as a group of “has-beens and never-will-be’s.” But as they represented Israel on the world stage, with their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, a miracle occurred. Off the field, the American-born players who had only the most tenuous connection to their heritage emerge victorious as proudly Jewish. Pitcher Josh Zeid, whose Saturdays have been spent on the field instead of in shul, says, “Baseball kinda took me away, and now it’s bringing me back.”

Sunday, March 10 | 11 am | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Sunday, March 10 | 1:30 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE