Shorts: Celebrations

DJs spinning for Israel at Yom HaAtzmaut party

In celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary, a party called “Diamonds Are Forever” is being held Saturday, May 10 at the Cellar in San Francisco.

The Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) party will feature two dance floors — one with DJ Rafi playing dance music and the other with DJ Eli spinning Israeli music — a raffle with prizes, and Israeli food.

The event is co-sponsored by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, its Young Adults Division and Tzavta, an organization that brings together American and Israeli young adults.

The party is 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Cellar, 685 Sutter St., S.F. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, contact YAD at (415) 512-6280 or [email protected].

Have a Jewish story to tell? Get it published

The deadline for submitting stories for an anthology called “Stories to Touch the Jewish Heart” is May 28.

Rosalie Saltsman says she is “looking for true stories that inspire and touch the heart … the target audience is frum.”

Stories should be in the first person, but that is not required. There is no pay, but contributors whose stories are included will receive two free books. Send queries and stories to [email protected].