Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927
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.
CitationLeḳsiḳon 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 128 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed copy of a letter from D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he has received a letter from Louis Twerski who is a member of the Philadelphia Lodge and that he will be discharged from the JCRS Sanatorium on January 1st. Zinner is requesting for Spivak to allow Twerski to extend his stay at the Sanatorium until arrangements are made for him after he leaves. Letter was signed by "D.J. Zinner."
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar...
Overview Copy of letter from H. Schwatt in Edgewater, Colorado to Sam Lockman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Dr. Spivak requests Schwatt answer Lockman's inquiry about his wife Ethel Lockman. Informs that Ethel Lockman has not improved since she entered the Sanatorium even though the doctors have done everything possible to help her. Informs that perhaps Colorado climate is too high for her and perhaps she would feel better if she returns to Cleveland. Schwatt informs that the Sanatorium will continue...
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wolfenstein confirming donations and bills that have been paid from Wolfenstein. They are unaware of a contribution made in January, 1908 and ask Wolfenstein to look up his past checks.
Overview Application for admission to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Ethel Lockman. Information on the form includes her age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and signed in Yiddish [archivist infers the signature is of Ethel Lockman]. At the bottom of the page, the section "Recommendation," is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled...
Overview Typed excerpt from letter of G. Laufman, Sept. 23/10 Cleveland, Ohio, in which he appeals and asks for Bessie Fechter to stay in the sanatorium for there is no one to help her out and she is penniless. He asks for her to stay there longer. Excerpt is unsigned.
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi Samuel Margolies in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Mr. David Gordon, in whose welfare Spivak knows Samuel Margolies is interested in, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to A.S. Newman, stating he was in Waco, Texas and could only send their check to Nettie Kahn at the present time. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink on Isidore Hurwitz Library letterhead from Abe Gutnick in Edgewater, Colorado to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thanks Spivak for giving Abe Gutnick the $15.00 for transportation home to Cleveland, Ohio. Gutnick informs that he leaves the Sanatorium Wednesday morning and expresses his gratitude to both Spivak and the administration. Gutnick provides his home address as #2358 E. 39th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Letter is signed by A. Gutnick.
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A. S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, stating Nettie Kahn asked them to send her clothing and money. He asks them to see what articles of clothing she needs, and to look into money for her. Letter is signed by A. S. Newman.