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 70 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. G. Levenson. Spivak tells Levenson that Harry Aaronson expects to get money for boarding from his community on the East Coast, but if Aaronson does not, Spivak tells Levenson to give the boarding bill to JCRS.
Dates: 1911 May 4
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler. Spivak informs Nagler that Mr. Mosessohn of Portland, Oregon sent $2.50 and requested that the money be forwarded to Nagler. Spivak enclosed the check of $2.50 for Nagler.
Dates: 1909 January 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Hurwitz. Spivak enclosed a bill for a total of $10.00 to cover Schwartz’s boarding for two weeks. Spivak hopes that he will hear from him soon regarding the payment.
Dates: 1908 June 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Joseph Klein. Spivak informs Klein that his favor to take care of Mr. Schneiderman was handed to him by Schneiderman that day. He also tells Klein that Scheiderman filled out an application for admission, and as soon as there is vacancy he will be admitted. Spivak tells Klein that Schneiderman informed him that he has fifteen cents to his name. He explains to Klein that while the sanatorium has room for sixty patients, they are accommodating seventy-two. Spivak...
Dates: 1907 October 29
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Baumgarten. Spivak tells Baumgarten that he wrote to him about a bill for Quint’s boarding that came to a total of $33.00. Spivak has enclosed another bill for Quint’s boarding during the month of January and it amounts to $15.00. Spivak trusts Baumgarten will provide his full attention to the matter.
Dates: 1911 January 25
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Lee Baumgarten acknowledging that he received his check for $33.00 to pay for Quint's boarding.
Dates: 1911 January 30
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Lee Baumgarten acknowledging that he received his check for $15.00 to pay for Quint's boarding.
Dates: 1911 February 18
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. M. Slatt. Spivak asks Slatt to accept Bernstein as a patient at Sunlight Home sanatorium. Spivak instructs Slatt to send the bill to him.
Dates: 1911 April 8
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Slatt. Spivak enclosed a check which amounts to $7.00 to pay for Bernstein’s stay at Sunlight Home.
Dates: 1911 May 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Bland. Spivak asks Bland to give Rabinowitz board and lodging at the rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also tells her to give the bill to JCRS and to start charging them on February 17th.
Dates: 1911 February 18