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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.

Citation

Leḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00038
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the center, to the left of the man holding a plaque and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz is to the right of the man holding the plaque. The dedication appears to be conducted on a stage. A large American flag is hung up behind the group of people surrounding the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with...
Dates: between 1904-1928

Cleveland Ladies Auxiliary Bed Dedication, after 1917

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00017
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The Cleveland Ladies Auxiliary donated the bed pictured. Dr. Charles Spivak stands in the back to the right and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz stands in back center. An unidentified woman holds a plaque that reads: ''Cleveland Ladies Auxiliary, J.C.R.S., 1917.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading...
Dates: after 1917

Esther Lourwitz Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00031
Abstract The Esther Lourwitz Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles David Spivak, a founder of JCRS is holding the bed dedication plaque which says ''Endowed In Memory of Our Beloved Mother and Sister Esther L. Lourwitz, [illegible] New York [illegible], 1923.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver,...
Dates: after 1926

Frankel Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00034
Abstract The Frankel Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed plaque says, ''IN MEMORY OF LOUIS NAHAM, ESTHER, MINNIE FRANKEL, NEW YORK N.Y., 1924.'' Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands second from left and Dr. Charles David Spivak is seen on the right hand side of the photograph, leaning against the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians...
Dates: after 1926

Garfinkel and Ritter Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00037
Abstract The Garfinkel and Ritter of New York, New York Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands far right and Dr. Charles Spivak stands fifth from the right. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY GARFINKEL AND RITTER, NEW YORK, N.Y., 1925.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The...
Dates: after 1926

Goldston Bed Dedication, after 1918

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00020
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Left to right: Dr. Charles D. Spivak, a founder of the JCRS, Louis Robinson, five unidentified individuals, and Dr. Isidor Bronfin. A man holds the bed plaque that says: ''In memory of, Beloved Cecele Goldston, Beloved daughter of, Sophie and Jack Goldston, 1912-1918.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of...
Dates: after 1918

Hebrew Sisters Aid Society Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00035
Abstract The Hebrew Sisters Aid Society of Washington D.C. Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak can be seen to the right in the back of the crowd. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY, THE HEBREW SISTERS AID SOCIETY, WASHINGTON, D. C., 1924The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

Joshua Cowen Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00033
Abstract The Joshua Cowen Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands fourth from left and Dr. C. D. Spivak stands second from right. Bed plaque says, '' ENDOWED BY JOSHUA L. COWEN, NEW YORK, N.Y., IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER, 1924.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

Joshua Wolfe Zeeve Bed Dedication, after 1917

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00018
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed donated in Joshua Wolfe Zeeve's memory. Dr. Charles Spivak stands in the back to the right and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz stands in back center. An unidentified woman holds a plaque that reads: "Joshua Wolfe Zeeve, May 15, 1858, October 11, 1917.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians...
Dates: after 1917

Julius Wodiska Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00027
Abstract Dr. Charles D. Spivak stands right, Louis Robinson stands beside him, and Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands in back right in a white coat with several unidentified individuals at the Julius Wodiska Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). A woman in the center holds the bed's plaque which reads ''ENDOWED BY JULIUS WODISKA, NEW YORK, N.Y., IN MEMORY OF PARENTS, JACOB [dates illegible] JULIA [dates illegible].'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that...
Dates: after 1926