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 287 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Aaron Shapiro, informing him Tillie Gleaner was admitted to the sanatorium per his request.
Dates: 1911 August 16
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Miss Annie Soffer, 63 Sheriff Str., New York City, in which he informs her brother passed away and asks for burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 April 13
Overview Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A.J. Samuelsohn in Rochester, New York, stating that he hopes to admit patient July 15th and regrets that there will be no vacancy until then.
Dates: 1908 May 28
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Anna Berkowitz [Bercovitz] in Los Angeles, California, stating that Isidor Berkowitz has passed away and to wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1909 October 5
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Anna [Annie] Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, that states her husband, Simon Fuchs, has passed away and to wire funeral instructions.
Dates: 1910 September 2
Overview Typed telegram on Postal Telegraph Cable Co. Letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Annie Nissman in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS patient Ben Belovsky passed away February 5th 1910 and Spivak informs that he cannot locate Ben Belovsky's wife and requests Annie Nissman wire burial instructions immediately. Letter is unsigned but "C.D. Spivak Sec" is typed at the bottom. Underneath the signature is a typed note that reads "Collect and RUSH."
Dates: 1910 February 5
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Anna [Annie] Shapiro in New York City, New York, stating that Stella Greenberg passed away, Feburary 8, 1910. and to wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1910 February 8
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to B. Clein regarding the state of Ike Clein's health. Spivak informs him that his brother, Ike may be healthy enough to travel with a companion. He also sent $150.00 dollars for expenses.
Dates: 1910 October 25
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to B. Clein informing him that his brother, Ike Clein passed away. He asks B. Clein to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 November 5
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. B. Lipschitz, stating that she supplied Sam Stone with the travel to Denver and $12, and says he is in need of support.
Dates: 1910 December 9