Documentary – 2017 | 85 minutes
Directors: Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger, & Seth Kramer
Community Partner: AJC Dallas; Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest
Heading Home charts the unbelievable journey of Israel’s underdog national baseball team, competing for the first time against the elites of the World Baseball Classic. Thanks to the WBC’s rules on eligibility, the team consists of a number of Jewish American professional baseball players. Most of them had not had much exposure to Judaism, let alone been to Israel. The team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
You do not have to be a baseball fan to be moved by the account of how this team bonded together in a unique fashion. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where they are greeted as heroes, and on to Seoul, where they must debunk their has-been wannabe reputation. This inspirational documentary hits a home run to be enjoyed by the entire family.
- Omer Chechek-Katz, Consul, Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.
- Doug Liebman
- Akiba Academy Class of 1971
- WT White HS Class of 1975
- Metro Dallas Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball Deputy Commissioner 1989-1997
- Jewish National Fund Major Donor-Project Baseball Committee