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 letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, secretary of the Pittsburg House of Shelter, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania acknowledges the receipt of Mrs. Ferguson's two previous letters. C.D. Spivak thanks Mrs. H.B. Ferguson for the letters regarding Mr. H. Goldenson and in reference to sending JCRS literature and Spivak compliments Mrs. Ferguson on the "excellent business head you have." In regards to Mr. Goldenson, C.D. Spivak informs that they are doing their best to...
Dates: 1909 January 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Nathan Yablonsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that his brother, Sam Yablonsky, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Sol Rosenbloom informing him that Sam Blauweis was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Blauweis' stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Sarah Sakolsky, informing Mrs. Sakolsky, with great pleasure, that JCRS has invted Mrs. Bertha Jacobs, her daughter, to stay at the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Shareth Zedek in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stating that Jennie Riesberg has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatoirum as an emergency case. Riesberg's husband is a member of Zedek's congregation. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Sol. Landman, "Pres., Cong. Shara Efilo" in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that as requested Spivak has inquired of Herman Schwatt, the superintendent at the Sanatorium if there was work on the premises for Mr. Finkelstein. Schwatt has informed Spivak that Finkelstein is physically unable to do hard work and that there is no light work which is available. Spivak apologizes that he cannot do anything more for Finkelstein in the way of...
Dates: 1911 February 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to all of the National Directors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania informing them that Jacob Mallinger was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak wants all of JCRS' friends in Pittsburgh to know that JCRS is doing the best that they can for suffering members of the Pittsburgh community. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 4
Overview Handwritten letter in blank ink and lined paper from David Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mr. David Goldenson had received Spivak's letter from the 10th. David Goldenson expresses his pleasure that his son, Harry Goldenson, has been invited to enter JCRS Sanatorium. David Goldenson explains that Harry is his only child which is why he and his wife are so worried about him. Letter is signed by David Goldenson.
Dates: 1909 February 16
Overview Typed letter from Esther Sher to Dr. Charles Spivak asking if he had received her previous letter, and if he had any success with Joseph Winkler. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 April 21
Overview Typed letter from Esther Sher to Dr. Charles Spivak informing him that a copy of the original letter to Spivak is enclosed. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 April 28