Every year the American Jewish Press assembles in a city of its choice in order to bestow honors on the very best among them as determined by panels of judges. My work as a Jewish journalist allows me to meet with some of the best and brightest minds in the field. This year the city of choice is the American Jewish Press Association's home field, Washington, D.C. In the heart of the nation's capital the members of the Jewish press have been meeting for several days and those being singled out for special acknowledgment will receive Rockower Awards later this morning. Tonight's dinner will be held in the esteemed halls of the Senate Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. It should be a great event. Last night AJPA members assembled at the International Spy Museum, an event hosted by Milton and Tamara Maltz, who hail from Cleveland. Even though they were not able to attend the event, the Maltzes made sure that every one in attendance had enough to eat and plenty to see. Speaking of Cleveland connections, I have been delighted to get to see many of my friends and colleagues from the Cleveland Jewish News including editor-in-chief Cynthia Dettelbach, CEO Rob Certner, and Publisher Michael Bennett. A full day of activities remain today and another half day tomorrow before it breaks.