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

First Hungarian Reformed Church,
First Hungarian Reformed Church,

Magyar Gyertyafényes Istentisztelet

Magyar Gyertyafényes Istentisztelet Hungarian Candlelight Service December 7. 4pm Mindenkit nagy örömmel várunk. Karácsonyi evangelium, és fiataljaink szolgálatával. Ezt az alkalmat mint mindig Isten dicsőségére és Önöknek, karácsonyi ajándékként szeretnénk […]

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15300 Puritas Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135-2714, United States,

Cabbage Rolls Takeout

PRE-ORDER ONLY by DECEMBER 3rd $10 per package of 3 cabbage rolls TO PLACE YOUR ORDER: Text Sharon at 216-372-9278 OR email wshreformedchurch@gmail.com PICK UP: between Noon and 2PM, December 9. […]

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15300 Puritas Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135-2714, United States,

Hungarian Gulyas Dinner

Saturday, December 10, 2023 Hungarian Gulyas Dinner A hearty bowl of Hungarian Gulyas’, Cole Slaw, Rolls & Butter & Dessert $17. Beverages available at the Bar. DINE IN or TAKE OUT. […]

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Akron Hungarian American Club,


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