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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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.

Citation

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 116 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Anna Levinson, 1915 June 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00033
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Anna Levinson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania informs that the trustees of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society have decided to erect a monument on the grave of Mrs. Levinson's sister, Catherine Queen, who died at the Sanatorium in 1911. Spivak requests Mrs. Levinson send a letter with Mrs. Queen's date of birth and her Jewish name if possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1915 June 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Schneiderman, 1907 November 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Schneiderman informing her that her husband, Frank Schneiderman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Schneiderman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 November 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Beckie Twerski, 1909 July 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Beckie Twerski in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that her husband, Mr. Louis Twerski, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Lipshutz, 1910 May 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0041.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Chas. Lipshutz, 327 Manton Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs him they invited David Melnicoff, whom he recommended, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18

Letter from C.D Spivak to Charles Lipshutz, 1908 November 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0077.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Charles Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania stating that the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society has invited Mr. Simon Wasserstein, on whose behalf Mr. Lipshutz wrote to JCRS on October 21st, to enter the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Chas. Lipshutz, 1909 July 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Chas. Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that Mr. Louis Twerski has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Chas. Lipshutz, 1909 June 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Chas. Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that they received the $21.75 check to be delivered to Louis Twerski, which Spivak did. Twerksi handed a letter to Spivak stated that he has filed his application and that he will be examined by one of the JCRS's physicians this afternoon. This examination will deciede if Twerksi is advisable for a vacancy at the Sanatorium or to start working. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed...
Dates: 1909 June 22

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. L.W. Steinbach, 1907 September 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0099.0003.00029
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. L.W. Steinbach, dated Sept. 23, 1907. States Louis Cohen is too sick to be discharged from the Sanatorium. States Dr. Spivak was happy to see Dr. L.W. Stenbach's handwriting as it, "brought to me many pleasant memories of the by-gone days-- the time when I was librarian at the Y.M.H.A." Letter is not signed, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 September 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Borovsky, 1909 August 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to E. Borovsky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that Mr. Louis Twerski is a current patient at the JCRS Sanatorium who was kind enough to let Spivak read a letter he was going to write to Borosky also with a clipping from the "Warheit." Spivak is thanking Borovsky's dear friend and knows that his Lodge cares deeply about the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Bowfsky [Borovsky], 1909 July 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to E. Bowfsky [Borovsky] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that a member of the Brownenberg Lodge 340 O.J.K.O, Louis Twerski, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 10