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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 20 Collections and/or Records:

Check from C.D. Spivak , 1910 May 7

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0119.00026
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak with the amount of $31.50 to cover funeral expenses for Dave Yudelowitz. The check was sent to S.F. Disraelly.
Dates: 1910 May 7

Check from C.D. Spivak , 1911 February 11

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00024
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak for the amount of Frank Schneiderman's funeral.
Dates: 1911 February 11

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 January 8

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0165.00021
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check amounts to $31.50 and pays for Adolph Schkolnick's funeral expenses.
Dates: 1912 January 8

Check from C.D. Spivak to Whithead and Meyer, 1910 September 13

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00027
Overview Bank check from C.D. Spivak addressed to Whitehead and Meyer for the cost of Emil Jusskowitz's funeral expenses. The total amount is $52.10 on the check, but Spivak is only paying a partial amount of the expenses.
Dates: 1910 September 13

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman, 1910 November 18

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0142.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman. Spivak informed Newman that he heard from Dr. Sahud and her request to have the certificate filled out will be complied with as soon as possible. Spivak also enclosed a bill for Anna Hornstein’s funeral expenses which amounted to $33.50. Spivak added a note that stated he mistakenly put $31.50 for funeral expenses that needed to be paid in a previous letter. He asked Newman to kindly pay the fixed amount as soon as she could to Dr. Sahud. He signed...
Dates: 1910 November 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman, 1910 November 11

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0142.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman. Spivak tells Newman that he received the $2.00 Newman sent for the certified statement of the death of Anna Hornstein. He informs Newman that JCRS will comply with her request to send a death certificate once she pays $31.50 for funeral expenses. Spivak tells her he can send her the bill if she wishes. He expects to hear from her and signs the letter “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Barsky, 1911 June 20

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0038.00018
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Barsky. Spivak enclosed a bill for Sam Barsky’s funeral expenses amounting to $31.50. Spivak tells Barsky that JCRS also found $5.38 in cash and a gold ring from his effects. Spivak tells Barsky that after deducting the amount from Sam’s personal possessions the bill would total $26.12.
Dates: 1911 June 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Daily, 1910 September 19

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0148.00024
Overview Letter form C.D. Spivak to L. Daily. Spivak enclosed a bill for Hyman Daily’s funeral expenses. The bill amounts to $50.00.
Dates: 1910 September 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter, 1911 August 9

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter. Spivak thanks Schlechter for the check of $31.50 to cover Feldman's funeral expenses. Spivak enclosed a receipt of the bill.
Dates: 1911 August 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. D. Slotnick, 1910 September 20

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0135.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. D. Slotnick. Spivak informs her that her husband, David Slotnick left behind some effects after he died. Spivak tells Mrs. Slotnick that if he does not hear from her within thirty days, Slotnick’s personal belongings will be donated to the Isidore Hurwitz Club. He tells her that the club takes care of JCRS’ poor inmates and supplies them with necessary clothing. Spivak also asks Mrs. Slotnick to reply regarding the funeral expenses that he wrote to her...
Dates: 1910 September 20