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 33 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Carbon copy of letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Henry Cohen in Atlanta, Georgia. Letter states that Mr. Fred W. Strube called inquiring about his father, Conrad Strube. Spivak states that JCRS has reference to a bank account in the Interstate Saving Bank amounting to $190.00 and that correspondence states that the matter has been turned over to Mr. Henry Cohen as per their reply from Mr. R.S Key. Spivak asks Cohen whether he has the bank book or any information in regards to...
Dates: 1916 January 19
Overview Excerpt of letter from S.K. Friedman to Dr. Spivak, in which she states Herman Goldstein wrote to his sister that he is unable to find work and the winter is cold, so she asks for him to be accepted to the sanatorium.
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to the Hebrew Women's Aid Society acknowledging the receipt for $20.00 for the maintenance of Mr. Moses Lesser. Leter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Annie Strube in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that her father, C. Strube, has been inivited to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 10
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to I. Davis, in which he says the sanatorium has no vacancy, and if Herman Goldstein comes to Denver he should have means to pay for board and lodging (6-7 dollars per week) until he was admitted. He states the policy of JCRS is to only accept applicants from Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 20
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. I. Davis, in which he says using the $25 to pay for Herman Goldstein's room and board is a good idea, and he must come to Denver as soon as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 28
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. I. Davis, in which he informs Herman Goldstein was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 18
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. I. Davis, in which he sends the bill for Herman Goldstein's room and board, $20.043. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 30
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. I. Davis, in which he says he sent the bill for Herman Goldstein's room and board by mistake, because the agreement was to pay the room and board with what used to be the donation for the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 01
Overview 2 pages typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. I. Davis and Mrs. S.K. Friedman, in which he thanks for the $75 sent, because the JCRS had not been able to meet their expenses for the past 2 months. He states Herman Goldstein is in good condition, but because of the friendship with the Georgia Branch, the Admission and Dismission committee decided to extend his stay for one month. He also says there are many unfortunates with running fever and hemorrhages who need the relief of the sanatorium, and...
Dates: 1909 July 14