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Our Team

GISHRU would only be a figment of one's imagination without the volunteer time and efforts by the Board of Directors.

Through GISHRU, we envision the rising generation in the Diaspora to not only be tangibly connected with the Assyrian ancestral homeland and become effective advocates of the Assyrian cause, but also one day reside there.

Meet The Team


Renya Benjamin

A chemical engineer by trade, Renya, is one our special projects coordinator.

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Joseph V Danavi

Joe is a cardiology fellow in training, who balances his doctor duties with his many Assyrian activist efforts. He is our internal affairs director.


Suzan Younan

Suzan is one of the original co-founders of GISHRU. She has been an Assyrian activist all her life and has made the big move and is currently living in the Homeland!

Thanks to our Partners

Thanks to our coalition's support and belief on the ground in Assyria, the vision of being the bridge between the diaspora and the homeland is nearing reality. 


Meet the organizations spearheading this revolution.


Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq

Established in 1991, the Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq is one of the first humanitarian organizations working with the UN in the region.



Also known as "Khoyada", the ChaldoAssyrian Student & Youth Union is the largest organization of Assyrian youth and young professionals in Iraq.


Assyrian Democratic Movement

Established in 1979, the Assyrian Democratic Movement, also known as Zowaa is one of the only independent Assyrian political parties in Iraq within the parliament.

We Need Your Support Today!

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GISHRU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that organizes and conducts humanitarian and educational trips for Assyrians born in the Diaspora to the ancestral Assyrian homeland

EIN: 46-2951652

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