Join B’nai Shalom’s Men’s Club for a great afternoon of baseball triumph and hope.
In 2013 Team Israel competed in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) for the first time and was eliminated in the first round. However, in the 2017 WBC, Team Israel surprised the baseball world by qualifying for the main tournament. By finishing 6th, Team Israel automatically qualifies for the 2021 WBC. Now, with their win in September at the AfricanEurope qualifying event, Team Israel is going to the 2020 Olympics. Many of the team members were American-Jewish major leaguers who had little connection to Israel. But the game changed them as they represented Israel on the world stage. Mark Rattner will introduce this terrific baseball documentary film and will take questions afterwards. Mark is a past president of Jewish National Fund’s Central NJ region. He has been a strong supporter of Israeli baseball for 12 years, and has fascinating stories to tell about his own and his family’s involvement. Watch a great movie! Enjoy tasty refreshments! This is an afternoon of fun, relaxation and learning!