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 Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead, from A.S. Newman to C.D. Spivak, sending Nettie Kahn a check for $3 and 3 suites of woolen underwear, 3 pairs of woolen stockings, 3 flannel nightgowns, and a sweater. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1912 November 01
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A.S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, sending a check for Nettie Kahn, and saying they are sorry to hear of her condition. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1913 January 30
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A. S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, stating Nettie Kahn asked them to send her clothing and money. He asks them to see what articles of clothing she needs, and to look into money for her. Letter is signed by A. S. Newman.
Dates: 1911 November 15
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Bela Gutnick in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado expresses her great gratitude for JCRS taking her son into the Sanatorium. Gutnick informs that she will keep the organization and Spivak in her prayers and requests that Spivak ask Abe Gutnick write her. Letter is signed by Bela Gutnick.
Dates: 1909 April 29
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen has received previous correspondence and informs that he has presented Spivak's letter to the board of the United Jewish Charities of Cincinnati. Informs that the board has decided to assume the responsibility by placing Minnie Kondritzer in a sanatorium and eventually to send her to a warmer climate. Bogen informs that in another letter he has sent a "copy of the Israelite containing my...
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen is writing regarding a friend, Mrs. Minnie Kondritzer. Informs that Bogen is anxious to give Kondritzer a change of climate and after discussion Bogen assures that the board of United Jewish Charities will place Mrs. Kondritzer in a pay Sanatorium in Denver for four weeks. Bogen informs that if the physicians at the Sanatorium advise her to move to a lower altitude they will do...
Dates: 1909 November 4
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there was a $10.00 check from Henry Block, Samuel Block's brother from Louisville, Kentucky, for a donation to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "Boris D Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cinciannati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to learn some information about an old patient, Sam Blumberg. Bogen believes that Spivak is keeping a "Skaska" and that it would be greatly appreciated to know about Blumberg's particular tuberculosis case. Bogen is planning on sending an article about the Cincinnati consumptives and to make sure that someone from the JCRS institution to attend the conference. Letter is signe din ink "Boris D...
Dates: 1912 May 7
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Abe Danchak, stating they are doing the best they can for his siter, Nettie Kahn, but she is not doing well. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Spivak has received Newman's note that had check for $45.35 in payment of Mrs. S. Lockman's [archivist infers this is in reference to Mrs. Ethel Lockman] transportation from Denver to Cleveland. Spivak thanks Newman. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 28