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 116 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to S. Meyerson [Sarah Myerson] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that the Admission and Dismission Committee have invited her to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. Samuel Levin apologizing for the delay in response. Spivak adresses the health of Dr. Levin's sister, informing him that both lungs are active, she has rales all over, and that he advised her that she should take the Tuberculine treatment. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 15
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Samuel F. Levin, 910 No. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA., in which he sents him a copy of the letter he sent Jacob Spiegel about Jennie Spiegel. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Sophie [in letter misspelled "Sophia"] Wasserstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania stating a copy of the bill from the United Hebrew Cemetery Association for the burial of Simon Wasserstein has been included with the letter, asks Sophie to honor the bill as soon as possible. Letter informs that the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society found a gold plated watch and chain and $2.26 in the possession of Simon Wasserstein upon his death, and $1.50...
Dates: 1909 January 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Sophie [in letter misspelled Sofie] Wasserstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to infom that Mr. Simon [in letter misidentified as Samuel] Wasserstein has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to the National Directors in Philadelphia informing them that Louis Twersky was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak wants all of JCRS' friends to know that they are doing their best for the citizens of Philadelphia. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 29
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to the National Directors of Philadelphia -- M.L. Dorefsky, B. Englander, S. Fels, H. Kirsenstein, P. Miller, H. Ricklin, Jos. Schoenberg, I. Weiss -- to inform them Jacob Dayner and Max Fink from Philadelphia were invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to The Society of the United Hebrew Charities of Philadelphia informing them that Frank Schneiderman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak understands that Schneiderman applied to the National Jewish Hospital but he was rejected. Spivak trusts that Schneiderman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 1
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to William Bristol, 331 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs his brother, Benjamin Bristol, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, but 'Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 19
Overview Typed letter on Lipshutz and Wurzel Railroad and Steamship Ticket Agents letterhead from Charles Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado introducing Mr. Simon [letter misidentifies as Samuel] Wasserstein, who purchased his own ticket to Denver. Wasserstein was assisted by the Denver Consumptive Aid Association of Philadelphia, with $14.00 for the trip. Letter is signed in black ink, "Chas Lipshutz, President."
Dates: 1908 October 2