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 48 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from L. Soloman to C.D. Spivak. Soloman thanks Spivak for admitting his son to the sanatorium, as well as the previous favors Spivak has shown Harry Soloman.
Dates: 1911 March 7
Overview Letter from L.E. Schlechter to C.D. Spivak. Schlechter tells Spivak that he would have received his letter sooner, but left the city and just returned. He thanks Spivak for taking an interest into Feldman’s case and Sherman’s case.
Dates: 1911 June 21
Overview Handwritten letter from Morris Berger to C.D. Spivak. Berger thanks Spivak for providing care to his son so that he can recover. Berger also admits that he is very anxious to hear from his son and he has not heard from Sam since about nine months ago. Berger asks Spivak if his son was just in such bad condition that he was not able to reply to his letters. Berger asks Spivak to let him know about the current health condition his son is in as well. He also asks Spivak to tell his son to write...
Dates: 1911 May 9
Overview Handwritten letter from M. Berger to C.D. Spivak. Berger thanks Spivak for giving him hope of his son’s recovering condition. Berger asks Spivak if he can give his son his best attention because he is a poor man with a family of small children so he cannot provide that much to his son, Sam. Berger tells Spivak that God will bless Spivak for everything he will do for Sam.
Dates: 1911 May 30
Overview Handwritten letter from M. Herzog to C.D. Spivak. Herzog was happy to hear his niece was invited to the sanatorium because she is a worthy case. He trusts that her stay will be beneficial for her health and he appreciates all that JCRS has done for mankind.
Dates: 1911 January 21
Overview Handwritten letter from M. Hoffman to C.D. Spivak. Hoffman is thankful that his son was admitted to the sanatorium. He also thanks Spivak for previously writing to him to tell him that the sanatorium will do all that they can for George Hoffman.
Dates: 1910 November 21
Overview Handwritten letter from M. Rosenberg to C.D. Spivak. Mrs. Rosenberg thanks Spivak for admitting her brother, Mr. Diamond to JCRS. She wishes she could help her brother, but her husband is out of work. The letter is signed, “Marry Rosenberg” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 24
Overview Handwritten thank you letter from N.M. Brodie to C.D. Spivak. Brodie thanks Spivak for admitting Hyman Weiner to the sanatorium. Brodie tells Spivak that the Kadisha Lodge greatly appreciates the speedy admission. There is a postscript stating that the lodge would like to know the diagnosis of Hyman and whether he has a chance of recovering.
Dates: 1909 March 9
Overview Handwritten letter from P. Leibovitch to C.D Spivak. Leibovitch is thankful that JCRS admitted his son to the sanatorium. Leibovitch asks Spivak to let him know the cause of why his son is back at the sanatorium because he has not heard from his son in a long time.
Dates: 1911 March 12
Overview Handwritten letter from S. Bloomgarden to C.D. Spivak. Bloomgarden thanks Spivak for taking an interest in Leitesh’s case.
Dates: 1911 March 13