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 49 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that in the mail are the watch and cahin, and money order for $25.00 from her late son, Sam Blumberg. The trains request to pre-pay for the freight. Spivak will deduct the cost of the freight and will send the balance of the money that is still in his possession. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that the left over possessions of her late son, Sam Blumberg, were a gold watch and chain, $22.00 cash, and a check for $25.00. One of the other patients stated that Sam Blumberg wanted to turn over his possessions to Mr. Feldesman and Spivak is requesting if this is correct. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that that her son, Sam Blumberg, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Sam Lynchiz informing him that Louis Bernstein has been invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 03
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. S.B. Lynchiz replying to his earlier letter and informing him that Louis Bernstein's condition has not improved much, despite the care and good treatment he has received at the Sanatorium. Bernstein has been given a dismissal effective the last of May, but his stay will be extended accordingly if necessary. As for material help, Bernstein has been receiving money from a fund sent by Cincinnati. JCRS has left a certain amount for the time he is...
Dates: 1911 April 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sol Frank in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that their president, Dr. Hillkowitz referred her to Spivak. Frank spoke of a man named Sam Blumberg, wondering if he should be sent to Denver to admit into the Sanatorium. Right now there are no current vacancies in the hospital and that Blumberg must move to Colorado, to even be on the waiting list. Also to make sure that he has sufficient means for paying for room and board until he is admitted....
Dates: 1909 July 2
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. William Hillkowitz informing him that Mr. Louis Bernstein has been invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 03
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. William Hillkowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that Dr. Philip Hillkowitz has referred William Hillkowitz's previous letter to him in regards to Mrs. Katie Rainsberg. Spivak informs that once Rainsberg files an application for admission JCRS will try to admit her as soon as possible but the Sanatorium is full at the moment with 50 applications on file. Spivak informs that if Rainsberg comes to Denver, she should be sent with money for...
Dates: 1909 April 23
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from H. Rubinovitz in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak and the JCRS for providing great care for the members of Hebrew Beneficial Association. Rubinovitz is hoping to contribute a small amount every year, as a type of insurance for if him or and other brothers need to admit into the Sanatoroium. Thanking again and wishing for a speedy recovery for all the patients. Letter is signed in ink "H. Rubinovitz."
Dates: 1909 August 22
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. L.H. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak regarding Louis Bernstein, requesting that any money he needs for room and board be taken from the $90 that he sent to JCRS. He is also hoping to receive updates on Bernstein's health and progress in the Sanatorium. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 09