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 116 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Bayha and Bohm in Denver, Colorado informs that Esther Greenberg of Hartford, Connecticut has placed in Spivak's hands the matter of erecting a monument for the grave of her late sister, Catherine Queen. Letter requests Bayha and Bohm call at the JCRS office to talk over the matter. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1915 July 19
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Betty Katzman and Mrs. Mary Newman in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that the son of a Rabbi afflicted by tuberculosis should come to Colorado as soon as possible and that they will try to admit him to the Sanitorium as soon as a vacancy occurs. Letter states that he cannot be admitted immediately upon arrival, as at present they have no vacancies but they are very anxious to please their friends in Connecticut, so he assures...
Dates: 1908 June 12
Overview Copy of typed letter on Hampden Shoe Company letterhead from Eli Cohen in Springfield, Massachusetts to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, introducing Max Goldstein of New Haven, Connecticut, who is much in need of medical assistance. Letter states hope that Dr. Spivak will try to take him in and do the best he can for him as Mr. Goldstein is a personal friend, so anything that can be done for him will be appreciated. Letter is signed Eli Cohen.
Dates: 1908 May 30
Overview Typed excerpt from a letter that I. Cohen wrote. The top of the excerpt states, “From the letter of I. Cohen, Sec’y., Court Spinoza No. 102 F. of A. New Britain, Conn. In regard to Herman Berkowitz.” The excerpt taken from Cohen’s letter states that he wanted to ask Spivak a favor regarding Berkowitz’s admission to JCRS. Cohen also says that Berkowitz’s brother is one of the most respected citizens in his city and he contributes ten dollars annually to the sanatorium.
Dates: 1910 July 17
Overview Typed letter from Bayha and Bohm in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Esther Greenberg in New Britain, Connecticut informs that they have taken Greenberg's order for the monument from C.D. Spivak for the price of $75.00, complete with lettering and foundation. Bayha and Bohm inform that they have tried to get a permit from the superintendent of the Golden Hill Cemetery but informs there will be an additional expense of $6.50. They inform that according to the Cemetery's new rules the grave has to be...
Dates: 1915 August 11
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mrs. L. Bloch, President of the New York Ladies Auxillary of JCRS, written to inform her that the Admission and Dismission committee had decided to extend Esther Jacobs' stay at the Sanatorium for another month. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 9
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Betty Katzman, National Director JCRS, Hartford, Ct., in which he informs Joseph Baronizky was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Waskawitz informing her that her brother, Herman Berkowitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Berkowitz’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Bayha and Bohm in Denver, Colorado informs that Esther Greenberg of Hartford, Connecticut has placed in Spivak's hands the matter of erecting a monument for the grave of her late sister, Catherine Queen. Letter requests Bayha and Bohm call at the JCRS office to talk over the matter. Letter is signed in black ink by C.D. Spivak.
Dates: 1915 July 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Esther Greenberg in New Britain, Connecticut informs that Spivak has sent a photo of the monument erected on the grave of Esther Greenberg's late sister, Mrs. Catherine Queen. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1915 October 12