Schmooze Room


A free community café for seniors with intergenerational participation, including a chef-prepared lunch and special programs. Open to all! Come join the fun!


Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15 pm, at the Federation's Bronfman Family JCC.
Lunch served 12:00-12:30 pm; program follows.

Joyous Movement

A great example of the enrichment programs offered in addition to a free, healthy lunch for seniors.

June 2017

  • June 6th: Learn Lifesaving Hands-Only CPR. Duane, SMART-Medical Training
  • June 13th: Marvelous Music by Howard Michaels
  • June 20th: Len Berman's Jazz Plus!
  • June 27th: Open Schmooze & Poetry (Happy Birthday Schmoozers)


July 2017

  • July 4th: CLOSED
  • July 11th: Sully Israel performs jazz piano 
  • July 18th: Linda Vega Flamenco Dance Studio - Sprit of Fiesta
  • July 25th: Healthy Living - Barbara Davies, Alzheimer's Association, Central California Chapter


Schmooze Room is a Jewish Family Service program sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.


For more information: Contact Ruth Dubin Steinberg, JFS Director at (805) 957-1116 x123.

"We went to a friend's house for dinner tonight and dad was still talking about the Schmooze Room. That hour was fantastic for his spirits and I truly appreciate all the time and care and effort you made with us."  — Linda Liss

"We feel so welcome, starting from the door when we're greeted with a warm smile. Everyone is so nice, so kind, so caring. We feel loved." — Alma Estrada

"When I came to Schmooze Room just  after my wife died, I was warmly greeted and immediately felt at home. I continue to attend because of the warmth, spontaneity and good fellowship."  — Ron Stern