Jews are playing a major role in the growth of Buddhism as the fastest-growing religion in America. More than 30% of non-Asian Buddhists are Jews – and many have become leaders in the spiritual movement. Narrated by Sharon Stone, the Oscar-nominated film Jews and Buddhism: Belief Amended, Faith Revealed explores this growing phenomenon. The Jewish Channel -- Connect With Your Culture. Jewish Television on Cable. I thought this was interesting. Jews are six to eight times more likely to become Buddhists says Stephen Prothero, Chair of the Religion Department at Boston University. I would love to talk to Jews about this. Jews have a belief in the inherent goodness of people, Buddhists do too. Discuss.