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 26 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Meyer H. Levy in San Francisco, California states S.S. Garson forwarded previous correspondence sent by Meyer H. Levy to S.S. Garson regarding the matter of immmediate admission of patients to J.C.R.S. Letter states there isn't a need to discuss J.C.R.S. policy and that it is out of the question. Letter states J.C.R.S. had received a letter from Rabbi M.S. Levy on August 23rd stating that the Benevolent Society of San Francisco will send Mr....
Dates: 1910 January 29
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Anna Myers, Field Secretary for JCRS in Los Angeles, California, writing to inform her that JCRS has invited Hyman Keller, a resident of San Francisco, CA, to attend the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 16
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to "All the National Director of 'Frisco" to inform them that Hyman Keller, a resident of San Francisco, CA, has been invited to attend the Sanatorium. Spivak writes "We want all our friends in your city to know that we are doing our best under the circumstances for the suffering members of your community." Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. A. Abrams in San Francisco, California states that Alexander Echowitz has been invited to the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. and everything will be done to make him comfortable. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ethel Echowitz in San Francisco, California states Alexander Echowitz has been invited to the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. and everything well be done to make him comfortable. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin, brother of Louis Klatzkin, informing him that Louis was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Klatzkin's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin with an enclosed bill for the funeral expenses of his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak adds the $10.45 in cash that was left from Louis so that Isidore only owes $21.05, rather than the $31.50 billed from Golden Hill Cemetery. Spivak also asks Isidore what he wants to do with the watch and ring that was left from his brother. He finishes the letter by saying that the telegram they received from him was returned as "refused" and Isidore also owes...
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Klatzkin regarding the personal belongings of his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak begins the letter by apologizing for the late response because the JCRS office moved to a new location. He then explains that he will send him the watch and the ring left by his brother once he sends .25 cents for the postage. He also states that he cannot find the pictures and Russian book that he requested.
Dates: 1910 November 10
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J.H. Kann in San Francisco, California informs recipient that Alexander Echowitz filed and appication on October 18th and was invited to enter the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. Letter states J.C.R.S. would like all in San Francisco to know they are doing the best for suffering member of their community. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. At the bottom of the page is a note typed in black ink indidicating the same letter was...
Dates: 1909 November 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Meyer H. Levy, Secretary of the Hebrew Board of Relief, in San Francisco, California. Letter acknowledged previous correspondence and agrees that JCRS has no legal right to demand payment for board of Alexander Echowitz, however notes that as a charitable organization JCRS has a moral right to present the facts. Letters indicates that both organizations are charitable and derive income from voluntary contributions and they have the...
Dates: 1910 February 15