The Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival promotes Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film, striving to entertain, educate, and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history, and culture. The Festival was conceived in 2001 by Mel Pomerantz, whose persistent efforts brought it to life.
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Tickets on sale January 7!
$9.50 (online) | $10 (phone/in-person) | $12 walk-up
Prices include all services fees.
91 min. | Israel, Japan, South Korea | 2017 | English | Documentary
Screening: Saturday, Feb. 16 | 8:00 PM | Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16
A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team - including Jewish American Major League players Ike Davis, Josh Zeid, and Ryan Lavarnway - competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Contains adult language.
Wendy Barker, PhD • Jim Barshop • Clarance Dickinson* • Steven G. Kellman, PhD • Sandy Levenshus*
Alan Petlin • Ann Pomerantz • Sharon Teich • Sandy Weingart
*2019 Film Festival Co-Chairs
A production of the Mel Pomerantz Cultural & Performing Arts Series, the Festival is presented with generous support from the following sponsors*:
Elsa Barshop • Jolene & Steve Davis • Randi & Bob Hutchens • Mary Sue & Maurie Kern • The Lazarus-Gershenhorn Family Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation • Ann Pomerantz • Laura & Jack Richmond • Barbara & Stanley Spigel • Francie & Harris Sterling • Maxine & Dick Zucker
Susan & Jon Blumenthal • Luann & Larry Cohen • Dr. Roxanne Henkin & Marylou Daugherty • Toni & Richard Goldsmith • Gail & Robert Gurwitz • Dana & Bruce Hendin • Jeff Kavy • Rochelle & David Lefton • Shirley & Charles Lerner • Sandy & Saul Levenshus • Lifetime Recovery, Inc. • Danny Markson • Judy & Seymour Palans • Kristy & Alan Petlin • Myra & Abe Ribak • Bari & Arthur Rosenthal • Bonnie Reed & Stu Schlossberg • Lynn & Rabbi Samuel Stahl • Alice & Richard Thorner • Bette & Jack Vexler • Sandy & Mel Weingart
Gayle & Stanley Alterman • Kate Badash • Beldon Roofing Company • Beverly & Mike Birnbaum • Linda & Stanley Blend • Clarance Dickinson • Claire Golden • Jayne & David Gordon • Great Adventures, Inc. • Mindi Alterman & Glen Halff • Danna & Jim Halff • Sally Halff • Roxana & Jerry Kelfer • Wendy Barker & Steven G. Kellman • Barbara & Herbert Keyser • Michele & Alan Krapf • Max & Louie's New York Diner • New Balance San Antonio • Suzanne & Rusty Palmer • Nancy & Barry Portnoy • Ray Schneider • Carol & Kenneth Sugarman • Leslie & Jon Tramer • Tina & Brian Weiner • Rene & Martin Wender • Ginny Wind • Ruthie & Dick Wurzburg
*As of December 12, 2018.
For more information about the Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival or sponsorship opportunities, contact Allison Cornwell at (210) 302-6828.
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