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 28 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to S. Roisner, in which he asks her to forward a letter to Rabbi Hurwitz. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Tom Trondson [misspelled in letter as Thom] in Lake Field, Minnesota informs that Tom Trondson, a patient at the Sanatorium, had a lengthy talk with C.D. Spivak and wishes to return to home. Spivak informs that because it would be impossible for Ola Trondson to travel back alone and so he would like either Tom Trondson or his son to come here to bring him home. Spivak informs that he had a lengthy discussion with the Superintendent of...
Dates: 1909 May 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Tom Trondson in Lake Field, Minnesota informs that Tom Trondson's son, Ola Trondson, has entered the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 26
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from S. Bernstein, St. Paul, Minnesota to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he asks for David Saltpeter to be accepted in the sanatorium when possible. He mentions Saltpeters are one of the oldest Jewish settlers, and that his family is willing to donate $200 to the institution. Letter is signed by S. Bernstein.
Dates: 1910 August 01
Overview Typed 2 pages letter from S. Roisner, St. Paul Minnesota to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he asks for David Saltpeter to be accepted in the sanatorium when possible. Letter is signed by S. Roisner.
Dates: 1910 July 30
Overview Typed 2 pages letter from S. Roisner to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which she states the Saltpeter family left a $200 check with her to send to JCRS as a donation after they accept David Saltpeter to the sanatorium. Letter is signed by S. Roisner.
Dates: 1910 August 05
Overview Typed letter from S. Roisner, Minnesota, to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which she asks to be notified once David Saltpeter is admitted to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 14
Overview Handwritten Yiddish letter in ink to Dr. Charles Spivak. It has a Rabbi J.B. Horwitz stamp at the end, and notes in pencil reads "Akorish, Phil Marganlaude, H. Horsch, Mr. Samson, J. Coddon, Sam Bernstein"
Dates: 1910 August 01