Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Sunday, March 3 2019

Greenville One Center

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.

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Movie details

Running Time: 85 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Subject: American Jewish Life Family-Friendly, Israeli Themes, Sports Themes

Directors: Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer

Country: Israel, Japan, South Korea, USA

Year: 2017

Language: English

Community Partner: The Greenville Drive


The evening begins...

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4:00 p.m. doors open and meet and greet with Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers was a member of Team Israel’s magical World Baseball Classic run in 2017. He is credited for scoring the game winning run in the teams first ever win in the WBC. Mike also played for our own Greenville Drive!

4:30 p.m. – Premier of Heading Home

6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Q&A with Mike Meyers

6:15 p.m. – Ballpark meal dinner 

Enjoy a fun complimentary dinner for the whole family including hot dogs, chips and soda, catered by Greenfield’s Bagels & Deli.


Purchase your tickets to Heading Home and we’ll see you there!

  • Adult: $25

  • Family of Four: $60

    • Additional children up to the age of 10 will be $5.

  • Festival Pass (All 3 Films): $60