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.

Sit & Stretch


Tuesdays, 1:15-1:45 pm (self-led) An ongoing class, immediately following Schmooze Room. Research shows that even with slow and subtle stretches, you can decrease stiffness and joint pain. Learn how to move your body while sitting in a chair.

April 2017


  • Apr 4th: Passover Celebration with Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz
  • Apr 11th: Closed for Passover
  • Apr 18th: Closed for Passover
  • Apr 25th: Alzheimer’s Association Community Voices with Jackie Marston


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