November 18, 2018
$90 Meet & greet with Jonathan, screening & post-film discussion – 5:30 pm includes cocktails & food
$36 Screening & post-film discussion – 6:30 pm includes desert reception
Temple Israel Ner Tamid welcomes MLB.com’s draft and prospects expert Jonathan Mayo as our 2018 Speakers Series guest on November 18.
There will be a screening of the film “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” at 6:30 PM.
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
Screening and Talk General Admission
Members = $30
Non-members = $36
Meet and Greet = $90
Sponsorship of this evening is available and include:
$500 – 6 tickets to meet and greet, priority seating for screening and talk
$1800 – 10 tickets to meet and greet, priority seating for screening and talk