Bloomfield Hills: 3,940
Bloomfield Township: 44,000
Congregation Chaye Olam
Birmingham Bloomfield Chai Center
Temple Beth El
Alliance for Jewish Education
American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region
Detroit Friends of Bar-Ilan
Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Fresh Air Society
Holocaust Education Coalition
Jewish Community Council
Jewish Experiences for Families - J.E.F.F.
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Jewish Theological Seminary - Great
Eva and Maurice Lande
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community
Michigan Coalition on the Environment
and Jewish Life - MI-COEJL
Single Jewish Parents Network
State of Israel Bonds
United Jewish Foundation
Women's America ORT
BLOOMFIELD HILLS IS A 5-SQUARE-MILE
city in the middle of much-larger
Bloomfield Township. Although Bloomfield
Hills has a comprehensive school district
including elementary, middle and high
schools, none of the school facilities are
actually located within the city itself.
The Charter Township of Bloomfield,
which was incorporated in 1827, was the
first township established in Oakland
County. Ninety-five percent of its 25 square
miles is residential.
Although the area has many Jewish
residents, Bloomfield Township's greatest
Jewish presence is found in the Max M.
Fisher Building on Telegraph Road, just
south of Maple Road, home of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
hen Maurice Lande's
brought his wife Eva and their
three sons, David, Jeremie and
Jonathan, from Paris, France, to
Metro Detroit almost 20 years
ago, they were drawn to the
Bloomfield area because of its
exemplary school system.
"David, my oldest, had heard of
Andover High School and wanted
to go there," Eva Lande said.
Since then, the Landes, who
still reside in their original house,
have found many other things to
like about their neighborhood.
"It's a wonderful location. I
can scoot over to the Hadassah
office on Orchard Lake Road,
and it's easy to get to
Birmingham or Somerset for
shopping. It's also a straight ride
down Telegraph to the airport,
which is nice because we like to
travel," said Lande, who has
been to Israel three times.
"This is a diverse neighbor-
hood, and we also have a lot of
Jewish neighbors," she said. "It's
always been very safe and quiet.
We sent our youngest son to the
nursery school at Temple Beth
El, which is right at the corner of
our subdivision. It was so conven-
ient, and the public school sys-
tem has been excellent."
Today the Landes belong to
Adat Shalom Synagogue, where
she is a member of the sister-
hood. She is also an active life
member of the Eleanor Roosevelt
Group of the Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah, where
Maurice was recently made an
A variety of agencies and programs
pertaining to social services, education,
FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUT:
seniors, Israel and many other issues are
"I love going to the Bloomfield Hills Library at Lone Pine and Telegraph, and my husband
sponsored and administered under the
goes to the Bally's fitness center several times a week to work out," Eva Lande said. "We
also enjoy walking to the Maple Theater when we're in the mood for a movie."
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