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 3637 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak for $4.00 to cover Jacob Dayner’s boarding for one week.
Dates: 1911 May 11
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter. The check amounts to $7.00 which was cash left behind from Mr. Feldman after his death at JCRS.
Dates: 1911 September 2
Overview Check that notes the $5.00 loan given to D. Weinstein from JCRS.
Dates: 1911 February 2
Overview Check to pay for Anna Hornstein’s funeral expenses. C.D. Spivak gave the check to S.F. Disraelly to process for JCRS.
Dates: 1910 December 13
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to E. Alexander to pay for D. Diamond’s boarding in Denver. The check amounts to $5.50 for one week of boarding.
Dates: 1911 March 17
Overview Check that states the personal belongings of F. Rosner including one gold watch and a pair of eye glasses. The check has the signature of H. Liebmann at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 July 1
Overview A check made out to JCRS with one ring listed on the check amount line. The ring is from R. Goodman who died at the sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 June 5
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak with the amount of $31.50 to cover funeral expenses for Dave Yudelowitz. The check was sent to S.F. Disraelly.
Dates: 1910 May 7
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak that details the belongings that Herman Stitch left behind. The items include: One gold watch, post office money orders for $13.00, one ring, one odd fellow pin, one fountain pen, and one pen knife.
Dates: 1912 January 12
Overview Check for $1.00 from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Schmittmeyer.
Dates: 1911 February 28