The Biblical pilgrimage to the Temple, the BBYO International Convention, and Moishe House all magnify their undeniable impact through the power of “immersion” – separating participants from their “everyday” to elevate their experience, build community and deepen relationships. Research about camping, day schools and Birthright consistently demonstrate that these specialized kinds of immersive experiences are impactful in numerous and lasting ways. From a 2016 study we know that over 250,000 (and possibly as many as 400,000) American Jews annually participate in retreat experiences at approximately 100 Jewish camp and retreat facilities in North America.