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!

Andrea Mészáros

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

Chicken Paprikash Benefit Lunch at St. Emeric Church / Jótékony Célú Csirkepaprikás Ebéd a Szent Imre Templomban

You are cordially invited to join us for a Chicken Paprikash Charity Benefit Lunch on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30, sponsored by St. Emeric Parish. The menu will be: Hungarian […]

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Saint Emeric Church Cleveland, Ohio,1860 W 22nd St
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United Hungarian Societies: Memorial Day Celebration / Egyesült Magyar Egyletek: Magyar Hősök Napja, ünnepi megemlékezés

The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland cordially invite you to a Memorial Day Commemoration honoring Hungarian veterans on Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 3 P.M. at Sunset Memorial Park (Hungarian […]

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Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Rd, North Olmsted,
German Central Park,


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.

Andrea Meszaros


Lorand Csibi

Vice President

Joseph Foldesi


Petra Laszlo

Corresponding Secretary

Endre Szentkiralyi

Recording Secretary

Tas Nádas


Richard Sarosi