About The Event
ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
After the film, stay for a conversation with the star of the documentary, Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody. Tal gave up his NBA career to make Aliya and become the captain of Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He leads the basketball team to the historical win of the European Cup in 1977, beating USSR. Brody was awarded The Israel Prize and the Lifetime Achievement Award.b
This program is brought to you in partnership with the B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, UWS Shlichut Program and the Israeli Film Center at the JCC