Our distinguished benefactor, Irene Pletka, was honored at YIVO’s 2018 GALA AWARD DINNER “for her exemplary leadership, inspiring generosity, and outstanding commitment to the preservation of Jewish history and culture.” Mr. Shane Baker was The Master of Ceremonies and songs from the YIVO Archives (by Tom Lehrer) were performed by musical guests Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and The Klezmer Brass Allstars.