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 Goldie Blumenthal that reads "your request to bury your husband was immediately complied with yesterday sorry your second telegram reached us only this morning."
Dates: 1912 July 24
Overview Handwritten telegram in ink from Dr. Charles Spivak to Gussie Leckstein, 228 Clinton St., New York City, in which he informs her husband Michael Leckstein passed away, and asks for burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 October 22
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Gertie Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that the remains of her deceased husband, Morris Nerenbaum, were shipped from Denver at 1:15 and should arrive Friday night and 8:17 via the "Nashville, Chattanooga, St. Louis."
Dates: 1910 January 19
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Gertie Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that the total cost of the shipment from her deceased husband, Morris Nerenbaum, is $148.00 and to wire a $100 balance.
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Gertie Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that they have received the money but there were no burial instructions for her deceased husband, Morris Nerenbaum. Spivak is requesting to wire instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 January 18
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Gertie Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that her husband, Morris Nerenbaum, has passed away and to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 January 17
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Herman Greenfield in Brooklyn, New York, stating that his son, Joseph Greenfield, has passed away and to wire burial instructions. Telegram is signed "C.D. Spivak".
Dates: 1909 December 29
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. H. Levy informing him that his brother-in-law, Harry Cinicove was suddenly stricken with meningities, admitted as an emergency case, and passed away on September 11, 1910. Burial instructions are requested. Telegram is dated.
Dates: 1910 September 12
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H. Masliansky in New York City, New York, stating that a patient named Yudel Lew has passed away and that the only friend the JCRS knows about is Yale Watsky who lives on 106 Monroe. Spivak is requesint to wire what to do with Lew's body.
Dates: 1910 April 21
Overview Telegram from Dr. Spivak to Hyman Rothenberg that reads "Regret to inform son Moses Rothenberg died cost of burial Denver thirty dollars cost of shipping body Cincinnati one hundred thrity three dollars wire burial instructions and expense immediately."
Dates: 1913 April 03