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.

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


August 2017

  • Aug 1st: Know the 10 Signs - Suzette Cobb, Alzheimer's Association
  • Aug 8th: Harbor Ramblers Live Music Ukulele Ensemble
  • Aug 15th: Maria Vega Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Aug 22nd: Sully Israel performs Jazz piano


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