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 77 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed copy of letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss Caroline Hasselberg in W. Hoboken, New Jersey informs that Caroline Hasselberg's brother, Felix Hasselberg, was admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium on May 9th as an emergency case and that he died on the following day. Informs that Felix Hasselberg was buried by the United Hebrew Cemetery Association at the Rose Hill Cemetery and that among his effects JCRS found a money order for $20.00 sent by Caroline Hasselberg. Spivak informs...
Dates: 1909 July 6
Overview Handwritten evelope in black ink from F. Berse, 513 W 3rd St., Plainfield, New Jersey. The envelope reads "Dr. C. D. Spivak, 1421 Court Place, Denver, Colo."
Dates: 1908 November 13
Overview Typed envelope addressed to Dr. C.D. Spivak, Secretary, in Denver, Colorado from the Weehawken, New Jersey Post Office Department.
Dates: 1909 December 9
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from A. Hruschka in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado states the funeral expenses for Carrie Kokush haven't be covered because insurance money is still be awaited. Letter states that once "Prudential" settles her family will send money and requests that her jewelry be sent back for a keep sake. Letter also states that extra funds will be sent for the hospital one the insurance company settles. Letter is signed "A. Hruschka."
Dates: 1910 September 26
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. B. Lipschitz to Dr. Spivak, sending Sam Stone $12. She states there was a delay in her answer because her mother passed away. Letter is signed by B. Lipschitz.
Dates: 1910 December 14
Overview 2 pages handwritten letter from Mrs. B. Lipschitz to Dr. Spivak, sending $15 to pay for Sam Stone's board and lodging and talking about the death of Mrs. Stone and their child. Letter is signed by Mrs. B. Lipschitz.
Dates: 1911 January 23
Overview 2 pages handwritten letter from Mrs. B. Lipschitz to Dr. Spivak, stating there is a wealthy jewish woman looking to adopt Sam Stone's child. She says if he agrees to it, he's to sign the adoption form. Letter is signed by Mrs. B. Lipschitz.
Dates: 1911 February 23
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Carrie Kokush in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado states the sender is disappointed that she can not immediately enter the Sanatorium upon arriving in Denver but trusts that the recipient will see the necessity. Letter states the sender will be leaving on Oct 27th and asks that the recipient direct her to reasonable housing, either Hebrew or gentiles. Letter is signed "Carrie H. Kokush."
Dates: 1909 October 16
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Carrie Kokush in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado begins by telling the recipient that in the year since she has been in Denver she has lost her husband and a three-month-old baby girl, and that her health has been ebbing slowly. Letter states that the sender would like to return to the Sanatorium to be useful among other patients and help however the recipient sees fit. Letter states that the fare can be acquired at any time but the...
Dates: 1909 September 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado addressed to "Post Master, Weekawken[sic], New Jersey" informs that Miss Caroline Hasselberger [Caroline Hasselberg] had sent a money order to her late brother Felix Hasselberg through the Weehawken Post Office for $20.00. Informs that Caroline Hasselberg's brother was a patient of JCRS Sanatorium where he died on May 10th and JCRS buried Felix Hasselberg at the cost of $31.50. Spivak requests if the post master could advise if JCRS can cash...
Dates: 1909 September 2