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Aliyah (uh-LEE-uh; ah-lee-AH)
Lit. ascension. 1) Reading from the Torah; (or reciting a blessing over the reading) during services, which is considered an honor (generally referred to in English as having or getting an aliyah and pronounced uh-LEE-uh). 2) Immigrating to Israel (generally referred to in English as making aliyah and pronounced ah-lee-AH).
See:
Torah Readings
Jewish Liturgy
See also:
Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation

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