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
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

Chicken Paprikash Take-Out (West Side Hungarian Reformed Church) / Csirkepaprikás Elvitelre (Nyugat-Oldali Magyar Magyar Református Templom)

Join us at the West Side Hungarian Reformed Church on Saturday, April 13 between 12-2 P.M. PRE-ORDER ONLY by APRIL 7th THIS IS THE LAST CHICKEN PAPRIKASH BEFORE OUR SUMMER […]

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Hungarian Reformed Church West Side,15300 Puritas Ave
Cleveland,OH44135US
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Rigatoni & Meatball Dinner (Akron Hungarian American Club) / Olaszos Vacsora (Akroni Magyar Amerikai Klub)

Rigatoni & Meatball Dinner Sunday, April 14, 3-5pm This Dinner includes a generous portion of Rigatoni with Meatballs covered in a delicious homemade Meat Pasta sauce. Served with Bread, Salad […]

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Akron Hungarian American Club,

Consular Days in Cleveland (The First Hungarian Reformed Church) / Kihelyezett Konzuli Napok (Első Magyar Református Egyház)

Join us at The First Hungarian Reformed Church for Consular Days hosted by the Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago & the Consulate General of Hungary in Cleveland on April 17-19. An appointment […]

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First Hungarian Reformed Church,14530 Alexander Rd
Walton Hills,OH44146United States
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Spring Cleanup, Earth Day in the Hungarian Cultural Garden / Tavaszi Rendrakás a Magyar Kulturális Kertben

Come join us at the Hungarian Cultural Garden (south garden on MLK) to celebrate Earth Day on April 20 at 10 A.M. and help with a little spring cleanup. Please […]

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Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland,990 East Blvd
Cleveland,OH44108US
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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Take-Out (The First Hungarian Reformed Church) / Töltött Káposzta Elvitelre (Első Magyar Református Egyház)

Join us at The First Hungarian Reformed Church for a stuffed cabbage roll take-out event on Saturday, April 20 between 3-4:30 P.M. and Sunday, April 21 between 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. […]

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First Hungarian Reformed Church,14530 Alexander Rd
Walton Hills,OH44146United States
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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.

Andrea Meszaros

President

Lorand Csibi

Vice President

Joseph Foldesi

Treasurer

Petra Laszlo

Corresponding Secretary

Endre Szentkiralyi

Recording Secretary

Tas Nádas

Controller

Richard Sarosi

Controller