The Lee-Ra Bungalow Colony

A Catskills Summer Enclave for Yiddish Writers

Yiddish writers were among those New Yorkers who escaped Upstate each summer. One of the bungalow colonies that attracted a group of Yiddish writers was the Lee-Ra bungalow colony, named after the two writers who started it: the couple Malka Lee and Aaron B. Rappaport. In this short compilation video, Lee and Rappaport’s daughter and granddaughter, along with a family friend, share what they remember about spending time at the Lee-Ra bungalow colony in Ulster County in Upstate New York.