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 2175 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Affidavit signed by Attorney Julius Guttmann. The affidavit confirms Morris Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld. Feldman’s sister is attempting to confirm the details of her family’ Russian history so that she can get Feldman’s death certificate changed to his real name and she can send it to her brother for use in Russia.
Dates: 1911 November 11
Overview A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the center, to the left of the man holding a plaque and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz is to the right of the man holding the plaque. The dedication appears to be conducted on a stage. A large American flag is hung up behind the group of people surrounding the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with...
Dates: between 1904-1928
Overview Bill for room and boarding addressed to S.S. Garson from M. Bozner. The bill lists the address as 1471 Knox Ct. with a bill of $20.45 underneath it.
Dates: 1910 June 6th
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to C.D. Spivak. The bill addresses the board and lodging of D. Smarodin from January 12th to February 7th, 1911. The amount comes to $21.21.
Dates: 1911 February 8
Overview Bill from G. Levenson to C.D. Spivak for Marcou's room and board. The bill states that Marcou stayed for eight weeks and four days from February 20th until April 20th, at a rate of $5.50 per week. The total amount of the bill comes to $47.20
Dates: 1911 April 24
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to L. Quint in care of C.D. Spivak. The bill states Quint is charged for board and room from January 5th to January 23rd. The rate was $5.50 for two weeks and 80 cents a day for five days. The total amount comes to $15.00 for boarding.
Dates: 1911 January 23
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to C.D. Spivak. The bill addresses the board and lodging of J. Mallinger from January 10th to January 19th, 1911. The amount comes to $7.10.
Dates: 1911 January 23
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to L. Quint in care of C.D. Spivak. The bill states Quint is charged for six weeks of board and room from November 24th to January 5th. The cost for boarding is priced at $5.50 per week for a total of $33.00.
Dates: 1911 January 7
Overview A bill for JCRS which covers ten days of Morris Rabinowitz's boarding.
Dates: 1911 April 15
Overview Bill from S. Wexler to C.D. Spivak. The bill is for Jacob Mallinger's board and room from February 3, 1911 to February 6, 1911 at a rate of $5.50 a week. The total of the bill comes to $2.35.
Dates: 1911 February 6