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Heading Home | 2021 UJA Campaign Drive-In Event
September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania is excited to announce this year’s annual UJA Campaign, proudly sponsored by Toyota of Scranton. In the spirit of social distancing together with the goal of raising money to help support the endeavors of the Jewish Federation NEPA, we will be presenting the award winning documentary, Heading Home | The Tale of Team Israel at the Circle Drive-In Theater on Wednesday evening, September 9 with a rain date of Thursday, September 10.
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.
$10 per person in advance | $12 per person at the event