make aliyah


make aliyah (MAYK ah-lee-YAH) listen


Example Sentences

  • "To make Aliyah has been a thought on my mind in this last month because like any parent I just want to keep my kids safe." (source)

  • "To date, more than 3,340,000 immigrants have made Aliyah to Israel since the state’s establishment." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • English


  • E 'make' + TH עֲלִיָּה aliyá (or עלייה, esp. for 'immigration' sense) / Y עליה alíe

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      make aliya


  • According to David Gold, in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s the correlate phrase was "go on aliya" or (by Anglophones in the Land of Israel) "come on aliya," and research is needed to determine how this change occurred in the 1960s (Gold 1985, p. 284).

    See also aliyah, oleh, and oleh chadash.

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