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 25 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from H.S. Stollnitz in Tampa, Florida to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mrs. M. Ziskind, wife of patient Morris Ziskind who died at the Sanatorium, requests to know what became of her late husband's trunk and belongings. Letter is signed in black ink by H.S. Stollnitz.
Dates: 1909 November 15
Overview Handwritten letter from H.S. Stollnitz in Tampa, Florida to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thannks Spivak for informing Stollnitz of the admittance of Morris Ziskind to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is signed in black ink by H.S. Stollnitz.
Dates: 1909 June 24
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. O. Falk in Tampa, Florida to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests that Spivak do all he can possible to admit the bearer of the letter, Morris Ziskind. Falk informs that Jews in the Tampa area will always do their part for JCRS and thanks Spivak in advance for whatever he can do for Mr. Ziskind. Letter is signed in black ink by Mr. O. Falk.
Dates: 1909 May 20
Overview Handwritten letter to "C. D. Spivak" from L. Wohl on a typed letterhead that states, "CUTLERY, NOTIONS, TOYS HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS LOUIS WOHL DEALER IN CROCKERY, CHINA, GLASS, AGATE AND TINWARE NO. 1520 SEVENTH AVENUE YBOR CITY, FLA." dated "3/13 1909" [sic]. The letter reads, "Enclosed find check for 1.00 which you will kindly deliver [to] R. Kasriel in your Hospital which I will be ever so grateful" [sic]. The letter is signed Louis Wohl.
Dates: 1909 March 13
Overview Typed letter to "Dr. Spivak. Denver, Col" from "O. FALK & BRO., DISTRIBUTORS, TAMPA, FLA" on letterhead that states, "AGENCY DEPARTMENT. HERRING-HALL-MARVIN SAFE CO" dated "Nov. 30th, 1908" [sic]. The letter asks Dr. Spivak to make preparations to give "all the assistance possible to...R. Kasriel" from "St. Louis," and "to use [Spivak's] influence that [Kasriel] shall be admitted" into the JCRS Sanatorium as "it is impossible for" Kasriel to pay his current board fees [sic]. The letter is...
Dates: 1908 November 30
Overview Typed letter to "Messrs. Louis Whhl [Wohl] ) S. H. Gottlieb ) F. Steinberg ) M. Falk ) M. Cracowauer ) O. Steinberg ) c/o O. Falk & Bro., Tampa, Fla" from Dr. Spivak on letterhead that states, "The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society...DENVER, COLO" dated "Dec. 4, 1908" [sic]. The letter informs the O. Falk & Bro. committee that Dr. Spivak received their letter regarding R. Kasriel, that Kasriel turned in his application to JCRS on 11/25/1908, and that it is impossible to know exactly...
Dates: 1908 December 04
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Louis Wohl, 1520 - 7th Ave., Ybor City, Fla" from Dr. Spivak dated "Mar. 27, 1909" [sic]. The letter informs L. Wohl that his check for R. Kasriel has been received by JCRS and that it will be forwared to R. Kasriel. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 27
Overview Typed letter to "Messrs. Louis Wohl, ) S. H. Gottlieb, ) F. Steinberg, ) M. Falk ) M. Cracowauer, ) O. Steinberg, ) c/o O. Falk & Bro., Tampa, Fla" from Dr. Spivak dated "Jan. 25. 1909" [sic]. The letter informs the recipients that "Mr. Rubin Kassriel [Kasriel]" has been accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 25
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. R. Kasriel...J. C. R. S., Edgewater, Colo" from Dr. Spivak dated "Mar. 27, 1909" [sic]. The letter states, "Herewith please find a check for $1.00 which was sent by Mr. Louis Wohl of Ybor City, Fla., for you" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 27
Overview Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables telegram from "Mrs Anna Zisking [Anna Ziskind]" in Tampa, Florida to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests that Spivak mail any papers showing that "Zisking" [Morris Ziskind] died at the JCRS hospital. Telegram is unsigned but "Mrs Anna Zisking" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 15