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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 15 Collections and/or Records:

Mr. and Mrs. S. Topletz Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00032
Abstract The Mr. and Mrs. S. Topletz Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY MR. AND MRS. S. TOPLETZ, DALLAS, TEXAS, 1924.'' Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands far right and Dr. Charles D. Spivak can be seen to the right in the back of the crowd. 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....
Dates: after 1926

Mrs. R. Zeeve Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00038
Abstract The Mrs. R. Zeeve Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak stands far left. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY, MRS. R. ZEEVE, SEATTLE WASH., IN MEMORY OF JUDGE THOMAS BURK, 1926.'' A newspaper held below the bed plaque bears the headline ''Why They Cheer - He Built Seattle.'' This bed was donated in memory of Judge Thomas Burke, an American lawyer, railroad builder, and judge who made his career in Seattle, Washington. The JCRS was a sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

Newman Cowen Bed Dedication, after 1912

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00019
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The bed was donated in memory of Newman Cowen. Left to right: Dr. Herman Schwatt, Rabbi Charles Kauvar, an unidentified man, and Dr. Charles Spivak. Rabbi Kauvar stands second from left holding a plaque that says: ''Newman Cowen, Dec. 30, 1831 - Jan. 15, 1912.'' 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...
Dates: after 1912

Yehoash Bed Dedication, 1908

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Identifier: B002.04.0217.0019.00001
Abstract Seven men stand around a bed at the dedication of the Yehoash Auxiliary Bed sponsored by the Waterbury, Connecticut Women's Auxiliary. Many of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society's (JCRS) beds were sponsored by charitable contributions, including a number from JCRS women's auxiliaries located around the country. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Herman Schwatt, then the JCRS medical director; Abraham Judelovitz, a Denver builder and JCRS volunteer; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz, longtime...
Dates: 1908

Zundelowitz Room Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00036
Abstract The Mrs. Rebecca Zundelowitz Room Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak stands far left and Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands third from left with six unidentified men. Plaque on the door reads, '' THIS ROOM ENDOWED BY, MRS. REBECCA ZUNDELOWITZ, WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, 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...
Dates: after 1926