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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.

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 13 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from H. Roisman to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 19

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00017

Handwritten letter from H. Roisman to C.D. Spivak. He tells Spivak that he received his letter from May 14th. He also wanted to thank Spivak on behalf of himself and the entire congregation for the kind interest he has in Mr. D. Kirstein.

Dates: 1910 May 19

Letter from J. Kirstein to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 19

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00019

Handwritten letter from Jake Kirstein to C.D. Spivak. He tells Spivak that he received his letter from May 14th. He also wanted to thank Spivak for the kindness in letting him know about his brother’s residence at JCRS. He tells Spivak that he would be pleased to know of his brother’s condition and chances at recovery. He hopes his brother’s stay at JCRS will find his health improved and signs the letter “Jake Kirstein” at the bottom.

Dates: 1910 June 19

Petition from Zadok Lodge No. 155 to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 9

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00008
Abstract Letter and signed petition from the Zadok Lodge No. 155 to C.D. Spivak. The author of the letter is J.C. Adler and he writes to Spivak to inform him that Dave Kirstein is not a member of the lodge, but several members of the Jewish community and the Bnai Brith Lodge want to appeal to his case. He explains that the lodge has contributed an amount that would get Kirstein to Denver and assist with his living expenses until he can be admitted to JCRS. Adler tells Spivak to kindly admit Kirstein...
Dates: 1910 May 9