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 190 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that last week Laufman wrote a letter regarding Mrs. Lockman and has not received an answer. Informs that he feels he is entitled to an answer and hopes Spivak will give his advice and answer Laufman's questions about whether Ethel Lockman should come back to Cleveland. Letter is signed by G. Laufman. Letter is written on Singer Sewing Machine Company letterhead.
Dates: 1911 January 26
Overview Handwritten letter from G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests that Spivak would be kind enough to give information about Mrs. Lockman and whether it would really be better for her to come back to Cleveland. Laufman questions if perhaps she should wait to travel until the weather is better. Asks Spivak if he thinks a person as sick as Ethel Lockman travel so far in cold weather. Letter is signed by G. Laufman. Letter is written on Singer Sewing Machine Company...
Dates: 1911 January 18
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in the care of C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that enclosed with this letter is a small statement from Dr. I.M. Rubin concerning the condition of Mrs. Ethel Lockman who is a very deserving case. Informs that Lockman is a mother of three and can be saved if the Sanatorium will accept her at once and that her case is being looked at as a test of JCRS attendance to Cleveland patients....
Dates: 1910 June 30
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Rosenberg in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mr. Sam Lockman has three children residing in the Jewish Infant Orphans' Home in Cleveland, Ohio and has requested information on how his wife, Mrs. Ethel Lockman, is doing. Rosenberg informs that Mr. Lockman would like to come to Denver with their three children if Ethel is going to recover. If she is not, Sam Lockman will not go. Rosenberg requests Spivak write about her condition. Letter...
Dates: 1910 November 6
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from H. Rubinovitz in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak and the JCRS for providing great care for the members of Hebrew Beneficial Association. Rubinovitz is hoping to contribute a small amount every year, as a type of insurance for if him or and other brothers need to admit into the Sanatoroium. Thanking again and wishing for a speedy recovery for all the patients. Letter is signed in ink "H. Rubinovitz."
Dates: 1909 August 22
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. L.H. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak regarding Louis Bernstein, requesting that any money he needs for room and board be taken from the $90 that he sent to JCRS. He is also hoping to receive updates on Bernstein's health and progress in the Sanatorium. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 09
Overview Letter from Dr. L.H. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak detailing the two separate checks sent to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 14
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak informing him that enclosed with the letter is the check that Landman sent to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz, so that Dr. Spivak can check to see if it was properly endorsed. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 29
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from Malima Friedman to Dr. Spivak, sending a check for $3 to Nettie Kahn. Letter is signed by Malima Friedman.
Dates: 1912 July 18
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rev. Saul Silber in Youngstown, Ohio to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he is very sorry he has to once more apply to him for relief. He is well aware of the fact that Spivak gets a good many letters of such character as this, and surely it is a great burden to him. But, hoping that he will excuse him, and knowing his good and generous nature, he is encouraged to write to him once more. He is now in Youngstown, Ohio. Here lives a man by the name...
Dates: 1908 July 6