United Hungarian Societies

The UHS serves as an umbrella organization that unites the Greater Cleveland area Hungarian-American organizations and works to represent their interests. In so doing, it seeks to preserve, cultivate, develop and disseminate Hungarian culture.

Welcome to Cleveland’s Hungarian community!

Vast and varied in its scope, it encompasses both first generation immigrants and those who were born here. Over 90,000 people listed Hungarian ancestry in the greater Cleveland area, and about 4,500 of those speak the language in their household. Approximately 400 people attend a local Hungarian church service on any given weekend, and Cleveland’s secular Hungarian organizations have about 2,000 members on their combined mailing lists. Ours is a large and diverse community.

Compromise and cooperation are the glue that binds us together, as well as culture, tradition, and great Hungarian food. Join us at an event of your choosing; you will not regret it!


EVENTS organized by uhs 

March 15.

Commemoration of the Hungarian Revolution & War of Independence of 1848-49.


Galvanizing events uniting all of Cleveland’s Hungarians.

October 23.

Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian freedom fight against Soviet oppression.

Events by member organizations

Évi választó közgyűlés / Annual electoral meeting

Two delegates per church or member organization. See president to get onto guest list - limited attendance. Szervezetenként és egyházközösségként két-két delegátust várunk az évi közgyűlésre. Vendégek korlátolt számban az […]

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Saint Emeric Church Cleveland, Ohio,1860 W 22nd St
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PRE ORDER ONLY Chicken Paprikas Carry out

PRE-ORDER ONLY by Jan 30th, [NO EXCEPTIONS $15 for Chicken Paprikash (Dark or white meat only) with dumplings/spaetzle and sauce /gravy. To order: Text Sue at 440-227-4078 or email wshreformedchurch@gmail.com […]

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Hungarian Bethany Baptist Church Cleveland,4124 Stickney Ave
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1848 Megemlékezés

Az Egyesült Magyar Egyletek vasárnap, 2022. március 13-án tartja meg szabadságharcunk megemlékezését. COMMEMORATION OF 1848 MARCH 15

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Saint Emeric Church Cleveland, Ohio,1860 W 22nd St
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The oldest Hungarian monument in Cleveland is the statue of Lajos Kossuth, erected in 1902. The United Hungarian Societies was founded in that very year for the express purpose of building a monument to Hungary’s champion of liberty. It can be found in Cleveland’s University Circle, at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Stearns Road.


Downtown at Mindszenty Plaza (Lakeside Avenue and East 12th Street) is the bust of Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty as well as a monument to the 1956 Revolution, evoking an anonymous Hungarian freedom fighter, with a hole in the Hungarian flag where the hated Soviet star had been torn out, a flag that came to symbolize the freedom fight. Many refugees of the 1956 Revolution arrived in Cleveland shortly afterwards, built new lives in the US, and still live here.


Officers are elected to two year terms at large from member organizations.

Endre Szentkiralyi


Judy Gyorky

Vice President

Paul Strada


Robert Fazekas

Corresponding Secretary

Nicholas Boros

Recording Secretary

Zsuzsa Daroczy


Charles Hokky