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March 06, 2019
The William James College community joins me in offering our condolences to Galit Atlas, Benjamin, Raphi, Kirya, Emma and Yali. Dr. Aron served as a Distinguished Faculty and Visiting Scholar at our college in our Center for Psychoanalytic Studies under the leadership of Drs. Martha Stark and Andrea Celenza. His online lecture on Mutual Vulnerability: An Ethic of Clinical Practice is a highly valued and thought provoking contribution to psychoanalytic thought. We all valued Lew for his innovative thinking, his mastery as a teacher, as a clinician and as a leader in training and education. His lecture is part of our Luminary Series. This idea of Lew as a luminary is such an apt designation as he brought light and understanding to his patients, students and colleagues. He is sorely missed. Our support to his family.

Stan Berman
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor
William James College
March 06, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that I join the world wide grieving over the passing of our colleague and leader, Lew Aron. As many have said, it is, indeed, hard to imagine who will take up the mantle. What we know for sure is that Lew was one of a kind, like his predecessor, Stephen Mitchell. It is tragic to have lost both of these scholars and leaders so early in their productive and passionate lives. My condolences to his family, friends and the countless people whose lives have been touched by him. Rest in peace, Lew.
March 06, 2019
To the family of Lewis Aron. Very sorry for your loss. We are told that at times such as these to Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15; JF
March 05, 2019
When Bernie Kalinkowitz died so many of his students, colleagues and friends were overcome with the devastating thought that there would be no-one to replace him. A search committee finally came up with Lew Aron to be Program Director of NYU Postdoc. All of the accomplishments mentioned in the New York Times obituary enumerated what Lew did to establish our program as the preeminent center of scholarship. The Graduate School of Arts and Science in accepting our program became the only university based psychoanalytic training in this country (soon to be followed by other universities.)
At this moment, it seems like some of us are re-experiencing what we felt when Bernie died. However can have faith that Lew's leadership will foster in us the striving towards excellence.
May his memory be a blessing for his family and for all who valued him.
March 05, 2019

Sue Grand
6:49 PM (1 hour ago)

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Thank you to Spyros and the executive committee for sustaining us in this time of grief. Much has been written here about Lew Aron's extraordinary gifts - his brilliance, his warmth, his joy of living, his boundless enthusiasm and curiosity, his generosity of spirit. For a very long time, he taught us how to live. In recent years, he also taught us how to die. His heart and mind seemed to expand in response to his diagnosis; his capacity to give and receive love was magnified; he refused all mystification; he grew in dignity, grace, and integrity even as he faced his own suffering. He was there for us all, and he gave blessings to so many as he faced his own passing.

Until the very end he was a role model of kindness, joy, authenticity, moral integrity and humanity. As a clinician and as an educator, he was an extraordinary model of how to be responsible to and for patients, supervisees, students and colleagues. Today Spyros and the executive committee sent all of us a message of comfort. Their message was also one of inspiration - in our grief, let us all hold one another at Postdoc and find ways to help each other and our unique program in Lew's spirit of kindness, inclusiveness, vitality, and care.
March 05, 2019
Lew's passing is a painful loss. When Bernie K. died it seemed impossible that anyone could fill his shoes as Director of NYU Postdoc - and yet fill his shoes Lew did, and he did so admirably, with grace and intelligence and a professional competence beyond what one could have imagined. It seems impossible, once again, to imagine that anyone will be able to fill Lew's enormous, giant size shoes. He will be sorely missed both personally and professionally,
March 05, 2019
I Join my friends and colleagues in mourning the loss of Lew Aron. It is a most personal and singular loss for Galit and their children. It is a reflection of Lews unique contributions to psychoanalysis that his loss to our community is so substantial.
Lews range of achievement is particularly wide-spread. His theoretical contributions to relational psychoanalysis are essential to its development. His commitment to our profession as the Director of the NYU Postdoctoral Program and as the President of Division 39 and the founding President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of NYSPA are indicative of his commitment to psychoanalytic psychology.
I was fortunate to have opportunities to work with Lew when I was President of Division 39 and when I followed him as President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of NYSPA. In these roles Lew was always helpful and encouraging. He also offered suggestions and support when I became the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Adelphi University. I will be forever in awe of his ability to juggle so many administrative and academic pursuits.
I extend my deepest condolences to Galit, Lews children, and the NYU Postdoctoral community.
Sincerely,
MaryBeth Cresci, PhD, ABPP
March 05, 2019
Lew was always generous with his support, time, and commitment to all in the postdoctoral community. I don't know how he did it but he did it all and he did it so well. He will be missed. While he died too young , he did and gave more in his 67 years than most people do an uninterrupted life. The loss to psychoanalysis, the postdoctoral community, and his loving family is great. My heart goes out to Galit and the family. Judie Alpert
March 05, 2019
We, The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, wish to express sincere sadness about the passing of Lewis Aron. We knew him as an amazing, passionate and gutsy teacher and colleague. He engaged deeply with the way gender shapes us and was a true supporter of the feminist enterprise. Lew understood and articulated how marginality leaves one vulnerable and fuels our moral and ethical sensibilities. He urged us to be in touch with this as a source of strength. Our field is profoundly richer due to his brilliant contributions. Our deepest condolences are with his family and the global family of students and practitioners who will be a living legacy to his impact.

The WTCI Board of Directors, Faculty and Community
March 05, 2019
We at the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) join the many voices here in honouring and thanking Lew for his transformative effect on psychoanalysis and the wider field of psychotherapy.His contribution to Relational Psychotherapy is immeasurable.
We welcomed Lew to our annual conference in 2013 in the UK where he generously offered two keynote presentations and took part inspiringly in discussions with our members. His warmth, intellect and humour were palpable. It is truly tragic that he has died so young - we all wanted more of him! And of course, we send our deepest sympathy to all his friends and to his family who will miss him sorely.

The Steering Committee and Members, IARTA UK

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