In the last seventeen years, I have been involved in dozens of wonderful experiences through National Council of Jewish Women. Each and every event has enriched my background and has stimulated new learning. One such event, however, stands above all others. Washington Institute is truly the most impressive conference I have ever attended. From the camaraderie with fellow Council members to meeting new friends from across the country, to hearing inspiring and relevant speakers, to lobbying on Capitol Hill, Washington Institute was the pinnacle of my many valuable privileges with Council, and I so appreciated the opportunity!