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 25 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. F.H. Chapman in Los Angeles, California informs that JCRS has invited Morris Rosenblum, member of the Woodmen of the World, Vernon Camp, to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi I. Meyers in Los Angeles, California states that J.C.R.S. would like to keep Rabbi I. Meyers informed when a patient from California is admitted. Letter requests Rabbi Meyers take notice that Alexander Echowitz of San Francisco, California has been admitted to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 16
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi I. Myers, 917 Court St., Los Angeles, Cal., in which he informs him they invited Morris Epstein, from California, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 03
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Isidor Berman in Los Angeles, California, stating that his brother, Adolph Berman, was accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Ginsburg in Los Angeles, California. Spivak says that he was glad to hear from Ginsburg. Spivak is also happy to know that judges understood the merit of Ginsburg's story, but Spivak cannot share the details of the story that won first prize from the judges.
Dates: 1912 August 14
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Jake Gleaner, informing his wife, Tillie Gleaner, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "CDS" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Jennie Rosenblum in Los Angeles, California informs that JCRS has invited Morris Rosenblum, Jennie Rosenblum's husband, to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado addressed to the Superintendent [unnamed] of Union Pacific Railroad in Denver, Colorado appeals to the recipient of the letter to grant railroad fare for "Miss Rosie Berger" [Mrs. Rose Berger] from Denver to Los Angeles. Spivak informs that Berger suffers from tuberculosis and her case is a pitiful one even though she has been at the JCRS Sanatorium for the last six months. Spivak informs that on account of her condition, Mrs. Berger must leave...
Dates: 1910 December 19
Overview Handwritten letter from Harry Kantor to C.D. Spivak thanking him for his kindness while he was a patient at JCRS for thirteen months. He attempted to call Spivak to tell him personally, but could not reach him so he decided to write the letter instead. The letter is signed "Harry Kantor" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 13
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Isidor Berman in Los Angeles, California, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak and the Sanatorium for admitting his brother, Adolph Berman, and trying to cure him so he can start to make a living for himself. Letter is signed in ink "Isidor M. Berman".
Dates: 1908 October 17