I would agree.
I am not jewish, but my wife and therefore my kids are, and we have found that there is every level of judiac activity in BsAs.
Obviously there are synagogues, and Hillel.
My wife was invited to a seder last year she says reminded her in every way of her Hungarian/Russian family in Pittsburgh.
But there are also jewish rappers doing their thing to electronic cumbia, jewish artists, fashion designers, architects, business people, and much more.
I would say well over half the people I meet in the creative fields here are jewish. Most of my best porteno y portena friends turn out to be jewish. Usually not very religious, or overt, but jewish nonetheless. It is a huge undercurrent in Porteno culture, food, and city life, probably second only to italians.
I am not sure where Lee is coming from, but will give him the benefit of the doubt that he is just talking about the religious extremists when he says "cult". Because being jewish is cultural, genetic, and philosophical, as well as being religious, and, thruout history, jews have been put to death who were not the slightest bit religious, for the mere sin of ancestry.