Open Waters: A Huge Success

by Carrie Bornstein

What’s the best thing about a Mayyim Hayyim event aside from the event itself? The day after the event.

Below is a selection of emails we received from you, our dedicated fan club, that started pouring in yesterday morning.

Thank you for being at Open Waters, all 500 of you. Thank you for sharing your words with us. Thank you for helping us not only meet, but exceed our fundraising goal for the evening, getting us to more than 50 percent of our annual fundraising goal. Your generosity propels us forward for a year filled with welcoming, accessibility, and transformation to keep our waters flowing.

That was an amazing event last night. It was meaningful, joyful, spirited and entertaining. It was for all generations to celebrate the greatness of what is Mayyim Hayyim and why its existence is so important.


I hope you are still walking on air. Last night was truly a fabulous night. The take-away message certainly came across clearly; Mayyim Hayyim is for everyone.


I don’t have to tell you how fantastic last evening was….

The amount of effort and love put into the event was evident.

You deserve all the accolades!

I hope each one of you have given yourselves a well-deserved hug and had a deep and restful sleep last night…I know I did.


A really fabulous event last night.  A great presentation of Mayyim Hayyim, and wonderful to honor friends like Peter and Betty.


You guys did an amazing job.  It was a beautiful (tear-jerking) evening.


A superb evening from start to finish. And people were rocking – music was great! And the film was really superb… all in all, great evening.

Soon we’ll share more photos and our newest documentary film we premiered at the event. It’s about accessibility at the mikveh, it’s so good, and I can’t wait until our formal launch to the public.

Until then, feel good knowing you’re helping Mayyim Hayyim to thrive. We’re all better off because of it.

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Carrie Bornstein is Mayyim Hayyim’s Executive Director.

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