Patron Night 2018

The Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival is excited to present 

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Dinner Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Come early and tour the Bob Matthews Sports Exhibit

Film at 8 p.m. in The Berman Center for the Performing Arts
Followed by a talk-back with filmmaker Jeremy Newberger

Dietary laws observed.

To become a patron, contact Angelina Starceski at or 248-432-5459

This patron event is generously sponsored by the Jerold & Ellen Minkin Family Foundation

About the Film

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Directed by Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer · USA · 2017 · 85 min · English

(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Heading Home tags along on the journey of a group of Jewish Major League Baseball players representing Israel in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players—Ike Davis, former Tiger Josh Zeid and Ryan Lavarnway—most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and never having 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. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Thursday, April 19, 8 PM

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Co-sponsored by Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation, Temple Israel Brotherhood, Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood, Sandra & Dr. Robert Matthews