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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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.

Citation

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 213 Collections and/or Records:

Frankel Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00034
Overview The Frankel Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed plaque says, ''IN MEMORY OF LOUIS NAHAM, ESTHER, MINNIE FRANKEL, NEW YORK N.Y., 1924.'' Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands second from left and Dr. Charles David Spivak is seen on the right hand side of the photograph, leaning against the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians...
Dates: after 1926

Garfinkel and Ritter Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00037
Overview The Garfinkel and Ritter of New York, New York Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands far right and Dr. Charles Spivak stands fifth from the right. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY GARFINKEL AND RITTER, NEW YORK, N.Y., 1925.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The...
Dates: after 1926

Goldston Bed Dedication, after 1918

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00020
Overview A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Left to right: Dr. Charles D. Spivak, a founder of the JCRS, Louis Robinson, five unidentified individuals, and Dr. Isidor Bronfin. A man holds the bed plaque that says: ''In memory of, Beloved Cecele Goldston, Beloved daughter of, Sophie and Jack Goldston, 1912-1918.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of...
Dates: after 1918

Group at Lunch Meeting, between 1930-1939

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Identifier: B002.04.0340.0002.00001
Overview Group of men and one woman at a lunch meeting. The photograph is mounted on cardboard.
Dates: between 1930-1939

Group at the National Conference of Jewish Social Services, circa 1925

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00042
Overview A group of people at the National Conference of Jewish Social Services. Dr. Hillkowitz (standing center), Dr. Bronfin (4th from left squatting), and Dr. Charles Spivak (squatting center) are pictured in the photograph. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado....
Dates: circa 1925

Group in Front of the New York Ladies Pavilion at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1910-1919

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0007.00001
Overview A group of people stand in front of the New York Pavilion at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the front row, eighth from the right. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanitorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.
Dates: 1910-1919

Hebrew Sisters Aid Society Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00035
Overview The Hebrew Sisters Aid Society of Washington D.C. Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak can be seen to the right in the back of the crowd. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY, THE HEBREW SISTERS AID SOCIETY, WASHINGTON, D. C., 1924The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

JCRS #1923 Daniel Goldberg, 1911 August 01 - 1913 February 19

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0126
Overview JCRS patient #1923. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, bills.
Dates: 1911 August 01 - 1913 February 19

JCRS Buildings - Contact Sheets, between 1970-1975

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0005.00001
Overview Contact sheets with exterior and interior views of buildings on the campus of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.
Dates: between 1970-1975

JCRS Meeting in New York with Dr. C. D. Spivak, between 1920-1925

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Identifier: B002.04.0341.0002.00001
Overview Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) meeting in New York. Left to right, upper row: Henry Ettelson, Charles Miller, Dr. S. Ettelson, Jacob Marinoff, A. T. Scharps, Henry Rosen. Left to right, lower row: Sol Mangel, Dr. C. D. Spivak, Joseph Durst, John F. Halstead.
Dates: between 1920-1925