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 C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Gonda informing her that her husband, Louis Gonda passed away. He asks her to wire the burial instructions.
Dates: 1910 June 18
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Edward Nidish, 201 W. 98th St., New York City, in which he informs his brother, Julius Nidich, passed away, and asks for burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1909 December 28
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Miss Esther Freilinger in New York City, New York, stating that Alex Stark died today [Nov. 30, 1909] and to wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed telegram from Charles Spivak to Fanny Michaels, 1857 Park Pl., Brooklyn, N.Y., letting her know her husband, Harry Michaels, passed away. It asks for burial instructions immediately. Letter is signed by C.D. Spivak.
Dates: 1910 February 18
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Fannie Steinberg that reads "regret inform your husband David Steinberg passed away wite burial instructions cost shipping body to New York one hundred fifty dollars if we do not hear from you within 24 hours body will be buried here."
Dates: 1911 October 4
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to G. A. Berlinsky in Louisville, Kentucky, stating thta they will admit Mrs. Rebecca Vortz will be admitted after the holidays.
Dates: 1909 September 21
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer detailing the cost to ship Abe Axelrod's body to Dallas, Texas. Spivak writes that it will cost $118 to ship the body and instructs Belitzer to wire the money for further instruction. "C.D. Spivak Sec" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 10
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer that details Axelrod's body will leave at "seven o'clock" on the United States Express Rock Island. Telegram is printed "C.D. Spivak Sec" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 12
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Goldie Blumenthal that reads "readiness for shipment of body Blumenthal seventy five dollars besides railroad charges of ninety four dollars."
Dates: 1912 July 22
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Goldie Blumenthal that reads "wire immediately thirty two dollars for burial expenses."
Dates: 1912 July 23