Jay H. Ball

Jay Ball is one of the founders of the Ark Builders. He and his wife Erica have been members of Temple Israel since 1961. Always deeply engaged in the arts and Town affairs, he was a member of the Board of The Center for Arts in Natick and served nine years on Natick’s Board of Selectmen. He continues a history of public involvement by serving on the Natick Days Steering Committee, the Natick Parking Study Committee, the MetroWest Health Foundation’s Natick Grants Panel and the Board of the Natick Affordable Housing Trust.

David S. Ball

David Ball grew up at Temple Israel. He graduated from Hebrew nursery school in 1964, became a Bar Mitzvah in 1973 and graduated Hebrew high school in 1976. His fondest memories of Jewish observance are Rabbi Harold Kushner’s sermons. He is a healthcare reform activist and retired RN. David is an Air Force Reserve Lt Col and a combat veteran having served from Kosovo to Afghanistan. His previous book, American Astrophilately, was nominated for a national book award.