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"Heading Home: Team Israel" World Baseball Classic comes to national release

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 experiencing 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.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel reflects the journey of a group of young people, who through an indefatigable belief in themselves and their cause defy the world’s expectations. Released in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

Infielder, Cody Decker brought the Mensch on a Bench to dugouts as Team Israel's good-luck mascot
"Heading Home: Team Israel" premiered in L.A. Thursday night, September 5th, at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts cinema - in coordination with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.

Cody Decker reflects as "Team Israel" WBC baseball docupic opens on "Munich" Olympics anniversary. He compares security between MLB and the World Baseball Classic.

Greg Laemmle at "Heading Home: Team Israel" in L.A.
How Jews confronted discrimination via baseball- which still exists all around.

At the Film Festival premier of "Heading Home: Team Israel in April  2108, Josh Rawitch, VP, Communications with the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, discussed his experience serving in Media Relations when Team Israel competed in the World Baseball Classic division tournament in 2017 in South Korea.

Watch the post-screening discussion between Team Israel infielder, Cody Decker, and Greg Laemmle of the Laemmle Theaters cinema group which are debuting the documentary and post-screening discussions with Cody Decker.


In-person guest appearances are scheduled Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday 9/6-12 in NY/NJ and Los Angeles:

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