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 170 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sam Taft in Brooklyn, N.Y., stating that his brother, Henry Taft, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Sol. Bloomgarden in Brooklyn, New York informing that Miss Mary Luria, the nurse on whose behalf Bloomgarden had written previously, was accepted as a patient at he sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Hebrew Publishing Co. in Brooklyn, New York informs that Mr. Sam Ledger[sic], on whose behalf they had written to JCRS, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 3
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to the New York Department of Health in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak desires obtaining a certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased Robert Wilson who died in Brooklyn on February of 1905. Spivak requests the Bureau will be kind enough to inform Spivak of the cost of obtaining the certificate or to give him the name of the right party to obtain the document if they cannot give it to him. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary"...
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Wolf Grush, informing his [daughter], Dora Grush, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 17
Overview Handwritten letter from C.H. Brown in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Brown has received Spivak's previous correspondence informing that Brown's brother-in-law, Adolph Linn, has been invited to the JCRS sanatorium. Informs that Brown is grateful and that he hopes the stay will benefit Linn. Informs that Brown will do as much as he can to help the institution. Letter is signed in black ink by C.H. Brown.
Dates: 1910 October 2
Overview Handwirtten letter in ink from D. Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York, to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting that Spivak let him know whether Mr. Morris Solomon is an inmate in the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society or not, and states that by doing so Spivak will greatly oblige. Letter is signed D. Goldstein.
Dates: 1908 September 15
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Fannie Ettenson dated March 30, 1908. in the letter Spivak informs Ettenson that her husband, Morris Ettenson, had been admitted into the Sanatorium.
Dates: 1908 March 30
Overview Handwritten letter in pen from Fanny Michaels to Charles Spivak, stating she does not have money to pay for her husband, Harry Michaels, funeral. She also asks a letter back stating what her husband said before he passed away, and at what time and day. Letter is signed by Mrs. Michaels.
Dates: 1910 February 18
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Fannie Vendig in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mrs. F. Vendig requested Fannie Vendig write to acknowledge receipt of Spivak's communication informing that her son Alex Vendig has been admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium. Mrs. F. Vendig offers heartfelt thanks. Letter is signed in black ink by Fannie Vendig.
Dates: 1909 June 15