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 Chas Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that one enclosed was a $21.75 check to give to Louis Twerski. Twerski left for Denver on this day [June 16, 1909] and will soon bein contact. Letter is signed in ink "Chas Lipshutz."
Dates: 1909 June 16
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Chas Lipshutz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, introducing the JCRS Sanatorium to Mr. Louis Twerski who was sent to Denver by the Cigar Maker Union. Lipshutz is hoping Spivak can help with assiting him with all medical aid. Letter is signed in ink "Chas Lipshutz."
Dates: 1909 June 16
Overview Typed letter to Chas. Lipshutz from Dr. Spivak dated September 26, 1907. In the letter Spivak informs Lipshutz of Sam Millman's entrance to the Sanatorium.
Dates: 1907 September 26
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sophie [on form misspelled as "Sophai"] Wasserstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from February 20, 1909, asking Sophie to advise Dr. Spivak regarding the diposition of the trunk left at the Sanatorium by Simon Wasserstein. Letter is unsigned by "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 20
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sophie [on form misspelled "Sophia"] Wasserstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dated February 16, 1909, requesting more the name of the lodge that her late husband, Simon Wasserstein, was a member of. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 16
Overview Handwritten letter from Esther Shotz to Dr. C.D. Spivak where she writes that she has enclosed a five (5) dollar donation to JCRS. She also writes that she has included a letter to be given to Mrs. Lobert (Lorber). On backside, a typed letter is found, dated October 5, 1923. The letter is a response to Esther Shotz' letter and says that JCRS accepts her check of five (5) dollars and will also forward her letter to Mrs. J.N. Lorber who the letter writer beleives Esther Shotz was referring to in...
Dates: 1923 September 21
Overview Handwritten letter from Esther Shotz to Dr. C.D. Spivak where she writes that she has enclosed a three (3) dollar donation to JCRS. She also writes to ask Dr. Spivak to "remember" her to Mrs. Lorber and to give her regards to Mrs. Goldstein, Mrs. Heller, and Mrs. Lipschitz. On the backside, there is a typed letter, dated November 21, 1924. The writer of the letter writes that they have received her check and also ask for more details about her life and how she is doing since her time at the...
Dates: 1924 October 15
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from H. Ricklin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that the bearer of this letter is a Mr. Rubin Krasnopolski [Ruben Kress] and that he is very ill. Krasnopolski will be sent to Denver and Ricklin is hoping that Spivak can hopefully admit the man. If he cannot, Ricklin is requesting for Spivak to help with food and medicine. Ricklin states that because of summer his Consumptive is not able to raise much money, but once it gets a...
Dates: 1905 August 16
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from H. Ricklin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he is sending the application of Mr. Rubin Krasonapolski. Ricklin is hoping to send some money from his Denver Consumptive Aid Association, but not until he has collected enough to erect a tent in the name of the Association. Inside was a ticket to the ball they will be holding, hoping that Spivak can make it. Letter is signed in ink "H. Ricklin."
Dates: 1905 November 19
Overview Handwritten letter in pen by Dr. Harry S. Snyderman to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he recommends his patient David Melnicoff. Letter is signed by Harry S. Snyderman.
Dates: 1909 December 03