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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.


Leḳsiḳon 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 72 Collections and/or Records:

Receipt from C.D. Spivak to the Jewish Aid Society , 1910 May 7

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0110.00030
Overview Receipt from C.D. Spivak to M. Kalisky regarding one gold ring that belonged to Jennie Goodman. The ring was requested by Abraham Goodman after the death of his wife, Jennie Goodman.
Dates: 1910 May 7

Registry Return Receipt, 1910 September 24

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00029
Overview Registry return receipt from JCRS to A. Jusskowitz. The registered mail included two spoons and one nickel watch left by Emil Jusskowitz upon his death.
Dates: 1910 September 24