Makers with a Mission

JFSMade is a collection of brands and creations by JFS clients for their community.

JFS of Washtenaw County has been resettling refugees since 1978. Through this experience, JFS has developed an expertise in empowering individuals and families to realize their vision for a new life.

Our Micro-Enterprise-Development program supports refugees and others in becoming economically self-sufficient by providing assistance with the development, expansion and maintenance of a micro-business. This work helps to increase self-confidence and understanding of the financial services industry, and promote economic empowerment and inclusion.



Thank you to everyone who ordered a JFSMade Summer Gift Box. The sale is now CLOSED. If you have any questions, please contact Kendall Minor, MED Program Coordinator at 734.769.0209, or kminor@jfsannarbor.org


by | Oct 30, 2019

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Esperance Clothing & Accessories from Esperance R.

Esperance came to the US from DR Congo in 2018, and founded Esperance Clothing and Accessories soon after to share her love of African culture. She crafts colorful and intricately patterned handmade items for fair prices.

AGN Painting & Design from Ghalib M.

AGN Painting & Design was started by Ghalib Mohammed in 2019 to showcase his artistic talents as well as his 22 years of experience in home improvement. He offers house painting, flooring, drywall, and other home improvement services, as well as more artistic products such as handmade vases and greeting cards.

Pretty Petit Confections by Hasna M.

Pretty Petit Confections is a business started by Hasna Marza that focuses on creating delicious Middle Eastern desserts, especially betefour or butter cookies. She started this business in order to share her love of the culinary arts with the rest of her community.

Jasmine African Bread from Jasmin N.

Jasmine African Bread was founded in 2019 for the purpose of selling fresh and delicious loaves of bread to friends, family, and the community at large. Jasmine, the founder, came to the US in 2018 from DR Congo and felt so welcomed in America, she wanted to share her culture and give something back to the community.

Pernickety Bagels by Leah P.

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Pernickety Bagels is a home-based business that strives to create a one of a kind bagel that is the ideal blend of chewy and crisp. Pernickety is defined as “placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details” and is often synonymous with “fussy”, but we believe that the details matter, especially with food! With every bagel sale, we try to present a combination of classic and distinct bagel flavors.

Empatea Cafe from Maryam S.

Empatea Cafe’s goal is to promote wellness and emotional support by stimulating sense of taste, smell, and touch via teas and other wellness products.

Sham Sweets from Mohamad A.

My dream is to have my own shop to serve my take on baklava, rice pudding, and various other sweets. My vision for Sham Sweets is that one day I will open multiple shops in Michigan.

Just Desserts Cakery from Uniqwa C.

Creating memories one treat at a time with fresh, quality ingredients.

Promise Sweets from Waad A.

Waad’s business, Promise Sweets, focuses on creating delicious baked goods from traditional Middle Eastern recipes.