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A divorce obligation beyond finances

FOR SECULAR Americans, the concept of divorce revolves around the determination in a courtroom that the civil relationship of marriage has ended.

For Americans of certain faith communities, because the marriage bond has religious significance, the parties to a divorce lack the ability to remarry without committing adultery in the eyes of the faith community, absent completion of a further process governed by religious authorities and rules to terminate or annul the prior or putative marriage.

For those of the Jewish faith, a get is required to effectuate a divorce sufficient to allow the divorcee to remarry, and to permit any real openness in what life can offer post-decree.

Thus, some understanding of these processes will be required to fully advise parties to civil divorce as to their options.


Gordon Gamm's philosophy of philanthropy

Gordon Gamm's philosophy of philanthropyMany would agree that Judaism and philanthropy go together like peanut butter and jelly. Most Jews who give their money to others less fortunate will, to varying degrees, cite Divine will as a major motivator for their charity — the belief that tzedakah is what G-d wants us to do and, through the Torah, commands it. Then there’s Gordon Gamm, not quite so nearly categorized.

The country's oldest press club restructures to survive

The country's oldest press club restructures to surviveAT THE Denver Press Club, which has graced 1330 Glenarm Place since 1925, time is compatibly contradictory. New business strategies have positioned the club for solid growth in the 21st-century, but the past haunts each nook, cranny and caricature. Denver editors and reporters first met as an informal club in 1867 and incorporated as the Denver Press Club in 1877, one year after Colorado earned statehood. It was the first press club in the United States. Enemies by day, reporters would assemb...

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 February 2015 09:38 )


Capturing the productivity of boomers

Capturing the productivity of boomersAround 2005, Rose Community Foundation observed a surge of baby boomers opting for retirement in Denver, then the boomer capital of the nation. It was great for the retirees but left a huge void in the community. “What I was seeing was a high level of individuals retiring at age 62 or 65, and I wondered what they were going to do next,” says RCF President and CEO Sheila Bugdanowitz. “It seemed like such an awful loss. “I thought, these people are going to be doing something — but wha...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:10 )


Colorado Jewish Professional Women

Colorado Jewish Professional WomenIn 2007, friends Shira Zimmerman and Jodi Cooper co-founded a network model called Colorado Jewish Professional Women that encourages the innate qualities women bring to career-building functions. “Women network differently,” says co-chair Zimmerman, CEO of Zim Consulting. “We talk about everything: family, community, volunteer work. And we stay in touch between meetings.” Cooper, who co-chairs CJPW with Zimmerman and Jamie Sarché, remembers that “Shira approached me and asked, ‘H...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 03:40 )

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