NOCCJ has been serving the Greater New Orleans area since 1943 through advocacy and educational services, including hosting an Annual Weiss Awards Event for the past 60 years to honor community leaders and activists who promote respect and the value of diversity.

In the past decade, NOCCJ has increased its programming to include cultural diversity workshops and bias awareness education training. 

We offer our programs and services to youth, schools, organizations, corporations, and teachers in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes. 


Our Mission


The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice, founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism.  NOCCJ seeks to promote understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education. 

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.”
— Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel