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Special Screening - Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00PM

Special Screening at Shearith Israel on October 10. Screenings will also be held at the JCC Manhattan from August 5-7.
From the distributors that brought you "The Women's Balcony" and "1945"-
A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land 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.
View the trailer here.

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.