Joyce Chernick

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Aubrey and Joyce Chernick, Credit: Agoravox

Joyce Chernick is the wife of multi-millionaire Aubrey Chernick and a key funder of Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch.[1] She and her husband also led the effort to raise $3.5 million in venture capital to start Pajamas Media, a far right pro-Israel blog network which has kept up a steady stream of anti-mosque postings.[1] In 2010 Politico reported that the Chernicks were key funders behind the opposition to the Cordoba House initiative or "Ground Zero Mosque:"

But there’s also big money behind the mosque opposition, as highlighted by the relationship between [David] Horowitz’s Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Jihad Watch — the website run by Spencer “dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology play in the modern world” — and Joyce Chernick, the wife of a wealthy California tech company founder.[2]


External Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kenneth P. Vogel and Giovanni Russonello, Latest mosque issue: The money trail, Politico, 4 September 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth P. Vogel and Giovanni Russonello, "Latest mosque issue: The money trail", Politico, 4 September 2010, accessed on 29 October 2010
  3. LA Business Journal, "The 50 Wealthiest Angelenos: Aubrey Chernick - #42", Los Angeles Business Journal, 24 May 2010
  4. OneSource, "Joyce Chernick", OneSource, accessed on 29 October 2010
  5. Laura Rozen, "The Park51 money trail", Politico, 4 September 2010