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 three-page letter in ink from Rev. Saul Silber in Youngstown, Ohio, to Dr. D.C. Spivak [C.D. Spivak] in Denver, Colorado, stating that his favor of the 15th was received and he and the community of this city are very grateful for his prompt answer. The bearer is Mr. Agreen, of whom he spoke in his first letter of the 6th of this month. By the urgent request of the physicians of this city, they decided to send him at once as they are concerned, the sooner, the better. They are full...
Dates: 1908 July 21
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rosa [Rosie] Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that she is glad to hear that her son, Sam Blumberg, has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Blumberg is hoping to hear from Spivak soon and for a speedy recovery for her son. Letter is signed in ink "Rosa Blumberg."
Dates: 1909 September 5
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rosie Blumberg in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that it is very sad to hear about her deceased son. Her son, Sam Blumberg, had sent a telegram that morning, and that evening received a telegram from Spivak stating that her son had died. Sam Blumberg was saving some money to get himself back home to Ohio once he was discharged and strong enough. Rosie Blumberg is requesting to send her sons belongings to her home and the cash of...
Dates: 1909 October 25
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. Sam B. Lynchitz to Dr. Charles Spivak inquiring about the health and progress of Mr. Louis Bernstein. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 February 01
Overview Typed letter from S. Margolies and S.P. Brustein in Cleveland, Ohio to C.B. Spivack [C.D. Spivak] in Denver, Colorado informs that the bearer of this letter, Mr. David Gordon, was advised by his physician to leave for Denver on account of his health. Informs that David Gordon is a father of four and "is in such a condition that any help rendered to him would not only be charitable, but would save his life." Also informs that Gordon is highly recommended by a number of prominent men and requests...
Dates: 1909 March 4
Overview Typed letter from S. Margolies in Cleveland, Ohio to Dr. C.B. Spivack [C.D. Spivak] in Denver, Colorado to confirm that a letter given by Margolies to Mr. D.M. Gordon [David Gordon] was indeed written by S. Margolies. Margolies informs that he wrote the letter for Gordon the day previous on a Dr. Lyman's stationary and felt the need to follow up in order to not cause Mr. Gordon any inconvenience. Informs that he trusts Spivak to give Mr. Gordon all the attention possible. Letter is signed in...
Dates: 1909 March 5
Overview Typed letter from Rabbi Samuel Margolies and G. Laufman to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he states Hyman Hershenhous of his city is stricken with consumption, and the physicians think they should go to the sanatorium. The Hebrew Relief of Cleveland is willing to send him to Denver. He also calls his attention that his Field Secretary was not there that winter. Letter is signed by S. Margolies.
Dates: 1909 December 09
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rabbi Samuel Margolies to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he informs him Hyman Hershenhous is leaving to Denver and has sufficient means to stay there for four weeks. He also thanks him for the help. Letter is signed by Rabbi S. Margolies.
Dates: 1910 January 02
Overview Typed letter from Rabbi Samuel Margolies to Dr. Spivak, stating Miss Cohn (sic) is an orphan and thus they decided to apply to the sanatorium for a place for her. Letter is signed by S. Margolies.
Dates: 1910 June 28
Overview Typed letter from Rabbi Samuel Margolies to Dr. Spivak, stating Miss Cohn's (sic) physicians advise her to stay in the sanatorium for four or five months or during the winter. Letter is sidned by S. Margolies.
Dates: 1910 September 25