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

CELEBRATE THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLEVELAND’S KOSSUTH STATUE!

Bilingual yearbook to be published as a part of the celebrations.
Here is your chance to be a member and supporter of this historical and old tradition.

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

130+1 éves évforduló

Az Első Magyar Református Egyház tisztelettel hív mindenkit templomuk alapításának 130+1 éves évfordulója alkalmábóla 2022. augusztus 27-én délután 2 órakor kezdődő Ünnepi Istentiszteletére és az azt követő Díszvacsorára. Részvételi szándékát július […]

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First Hungarian Reformed Church,
Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland,990 East Blvd
Cleveland,OH44108US
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66. Cserkésznap / 66th Hungarian Festival

L É G Y R É S E N ! 66. Clevelandi Cserkésznap, vasárnap, 2022. szept. 4. Karikázd be a naptárodban és tartsál velünk! INFO: www.csbk.org B E P R […]

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German Central Parma,7863 York Rd
Parma,OH44130US
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120th Anniversary / 120-ik Évforduló

SAVE THE DATE: The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland will celebrate its founding 120 years ago, with a commemoration at the statue of Lajos Kossuth in University Circle, followed by […]

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Kossuth statue in University Circle (corner of Euclid Ave & Stearns Rd),

1956 Megemlékezés

The United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland will hold their commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on Sunday, October 23rd, at 3 pm. A clevelandi Egyesült Magyar Egyletek szeretettel vár minden […]

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20300 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116,

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