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 130 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed two-page letter on Sedler's Clothing House letterhead from Barnet Sedler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he is compelled to write to him again this letter, as he did not receive a reply on his letter of July 24th, which he has explained to him regarding Mr. Louis Goldstein, as well as the other party in question and which until to-day he did not receive a reply from him. Sedler states that he received a letter from Louis Goldstein, which...
Dates: 1908 August 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addresed to Mr. A. Berenstein [sic] noting "the receipt of $5.00 which our friend Mr. B. Horvitz sent in." Spivak expresses "our sincere thanks and appreciation." Letter includes a P.S. stating "Enclosed please find receipt #37453." Letter is signed C.D. Spivak.
Dates: 1909 October 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Abr. Bernstein in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that states the recipients son, Harry B. Bernstein, has been invited to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. and everything will be dont to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi A.M. Ashinsky, informing him that the JCRS had to use the money sent by Fannie Winkler for the burial of her husband, Joseph Winkler. The remaing cash, as well as Mr. Winkler's personal effects, will be sent to her. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 03
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi A.M. Ashinsky, informing him that no tools and no gold fountain pen were found among the late Joseph Winkler's effects. He may have left them at the lodging house where he stayed before he entered the Sanatorium. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A.M. Ashinsky in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania states that Harry B. Bernstein filed his application for admission to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. on November 22, 1909. Letter states the J.C.R.S. is doing their best for the suffering members of the Pittsburgh community. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 1
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mr. B. Horvitz, Nat'l Dir., Jewish Cons. Relief Society, 909 Diamond Bank Bldg, Pittsburg, PA. informing Mr. Horvitz, with great pleasure, that JCRS has invited Mr. Harry. B. Bernstein to stay at the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mr. B Horvitz, Nat'l Dir., Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 909 Diamond bank Bldg. Pittsburg, Pa. in which Spivak acknolodges Horvits letter regarding Mr. Bernstein. Spivak states that he has had "some corespondence with Mrs. Ferguson in reference to Mr. Bernstein, and I assure you everything will be done for him as soon as he comes to Denver." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. B. Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that Spivak is in receipt of Sedler's favor of the 12th requesting information about a relative, Mr. Prensky. Spivak informs that according to records Isaac Prensky was admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium on May 13 1909 and left on September 5, 1909 but that is all the information JCRS has in regards to Mr. Prensky. Informs that Isaac Prensky's application gives the name of his wife, Jennie Prensky...
Dates: 1911 October 17
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Esther Sher, informing her that he received her letter from the 21st of April, but does not know about the communication to which she refers, and therefore does not know what the question is about. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 25