Skip To Content
The Schmooze

How Not to Dress Your Kids as Jewish Stereotypes for Halloween

Image by Screenshot: Walmart

On the heels of off the shelves today, we followed up with some of last year’s most offensive costumes and, SURPRISE! They are still being sold.

With the help of Amazon, you can dress your kids as World War II evacuees, complete with a tiny satchel where you can pack their hopes and dreams, just like in the real war.

Image by Screenshot: Amazon

Make sure to smile!

Image by Screenshot: Amazon

With Walmart’s help you can dress your toddler like a rabbi. Beard included. (Look at that adorable Jewy shrug. Gosh, they’ve got our mannerisms down pat.)

Image by Screenshot: Walmart goes a step further. The best faux fur money can buy for my little boy!

Image by Screenshot:

Instead of playing into stereotypes, how about these Jewish costumes?

Einstein, anyone?

Image by Screenshot: Buy Costumes

Or how about a Notorious RBG costume. Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the State of the Union, that baby can sleep anywhere.

The Groucho Marx costume is the easiest of them all.

Image by Screenshot: Walmart

And if you want the perfect Halloween-themed costume, how about Bette Midler from “Hocus Pocus”?

Now, was that so hard?

View post on

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.