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!

ENDRE SZENTKIRALYI
PRESIDENT

EVENTS organized by uhs 

March 15.

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

OCCASIONS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Galvanizing events uniting all of Cleveland’s Hungarians.

October 23.

Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian freedom fight against Soviet oppression.

Events by member organizations

25th Vintner Dinner

It’s a Silver Anniversary celebration of raising funds to support our Museum, its many programs and 35 years of exhibits. We are proud to be the means of showcasing our […]

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Cleveland Hungarian Museum,1301 E 9th St
Cleveland,OH44114US
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Október 23. megemlékezés / 1956 Commemoration

Annual commemoration of the 1956 Revolution and freedom fight.

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First Hungarian Reformed Church Bethlen Hall,14530 Alexander Rd
Walton Hills,OH44146US
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Toborzó – Hungarian Folk Concert & Táncház with Berecz István & Sarjú Banda

SARJÚ BANDA with ISTVÁN BERECZ PERFORMANCE and TÁNCHÁZ with dance teaching ISTVÁN BERECZ is one of the most popular and colorful personalities in the dance scene in Hungary and a […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown and Gateway Conference Center,1100 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland,OH44115US
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64. Clevelandi Cserkészbál / 64th Hungarian Scout Benefit Ball

Két tavaszi Cserkészbál mulasztása után, 2021 őszén lesz alkalmunk bemutatni első bálozó cserkészleányainkat. Új helyszínen leszünk, ahol szép, modern, tágas bálterem várja a vendégeket minden kényelem ígéretével. Őrizve hagyományainkat, a […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown and Gateway Conference Center,1100 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland,OH44115US
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KOSSUTH STATUE

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.

MINDSZENTY AND 1956 STATUES

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.

UHS OFFICERS

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

Endre Szentkiralyi

President

Judy Gyorky

Vice President

Paul Strada

Treasurer

Robert Fazekas

Corresponding Secretary

Nicholas Boros

Recording Secretary

Zsuzsa Daroczy

Controller

Charles Hokky

Controller