Jacey Bader, past contributing bloggerBrought up in bumping Minneapolis, Jacey moved to the big city about a year ago—give or take a few steps in between. She has lived in Uruguay, Argentina, Israel and the ever so exotic Madison, Wisconsin—but not in that order. Although life has taken her in many directions, she is currently working in fundraising for the Jewish United Fund—saving the world one dollar at time.
Jacey lives for two things: adventure and spontaneity. She does not know what she will be doing in the next five minutes, let alone the next five years. However, like any good Jew, she can always tell you what her next meal will entail. There is only one thing in this life that she could never do—own a minivan.
Jacey graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2007 with a degree in social work, though she still has no idea what she would like to do with it.
ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR
We Jewish girls are so lucky, aren’t we? I remember going to a friend’s birthday party at YMCA when I was about eight years old. We were changing out of our swimsuits, and I looked around at the undeveloped, blonde stick figures in the room and concluded that I was a chubby Jewish girl. Yup, you read correctly. The truth was that my stomach muscles hadn’t quite developed, and like a little pygmy child, I too, had a belly.
If you’ve been following along, (see Walking to save “The Girls,” Part I and Part II), you know that the four of us, Team Motorboat, have been “training” for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and last weekend, all our hard work paid off when we crossed the finish line after walking nearly 40 miles for boobies! Since you couldn’t all walk along with us (you lazy bums, you!) enjoy some of our favorite highlights from the weekend…
The dreaded moment that every girl fears came to me about a week ago. I was standing in my room, looking for a pair of jeans, and suddenly it hit me that I only had one clean pair—the “skinny” jeans—and that’s not referring to the cut. Like most girls, I have a section in my closet dedicated to days I feel skinny and a section dedicated to PMS and brownies. (Let’s face it, we Jews like to eat.) So, I grabbed them off the hanger and wiped off the dust. I put one leg in, then the other. I pulled them up, sucked in hard, shut my eyes, and low and behold…they fit! All hail the Bar Method! And just in time for summer!
There comes a time in every relationship when it’s time to make the grand gesture. He’s nervous, you’re nervous, and no one is really sure what the outcome will be. What should I say? What will he say? Nope, I’m not talking about a proposal—please, we’ve only been dating six months! I’m referring to something much scarier: introducing your boyfriend to your parents…
Tradition. It’s an integral part of the Jewish religion. Every Friday night Jews around the world sit down for Shabbos dinner. Every December we spin the dreidel. And every fall we sit in services for an ungodly amount of time in order to welcome in the New Year, a tradition dear old Hashem did not count on becoming the social event of the season.
Hello, my name is Jacey Bader and I have an unhealthy obsession with pink, hearts, frills and football. Yup, you read that correctly. I am more girly than Barbie herself, and I’m willing to bet that my bedroom has more pink than her entire dreamhouse. I can also tell you the difference between off sides and a false start, why an onside kick could be beneficial, and I can define words such as “horse collar”, “safety” and “hang time.”
Get real experience from your internship in Israel. Spend 5-10 months kick-starting your career with world-class innovators who won't send you out for coffee. Instead, you'll be a real part of the action. Here at Masa Israel Journey, we don't just help you find the best internships, we also offer funding to help you get there.
Go to www.MasaIsrael.org/Intern to see how we can help you find and fund your perfect internship.
Start here. Go further.
Sign up for a JUF Chicago community bus this winter. Taglit-Birthright Israel is a FREE 10-day experience of a lifetime. If you are Jewish, 18-26 years old, and have never been on an organized peer program before - let your journey begin!
With Shorashim you experience the adventure of Israel through the eyes of Israeli peers. Shorashim is the Taglit-Birthright Israel program where all groups travel for 10-days with Israelis your age. Visit http://israelwithisraelis.com for info.