President Obama hosts a Hanukkah celebration at the White House (11 images)

President Barack Obama oversaw his final Hanukkah reception at the White House on Dec. 14, where a menorah owned by the family of late Israeli President Shimon Peres was lit.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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Rabbi Rachel Isaacs (C) speaks at a Hanukkah reception alongside first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House on December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the second Hanukkah reception of the day while Rabbi Rachel Isaacs speaks, in the East Room of the White House, December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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Late Israeli president Shimon Peres' son, Chemi (C), and granddaughter, Mika Almog (L) leave the stage with President Barack Obama at the end of a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House on December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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Late Israeli president Shimon Peres' son, Chemi (C), and granddaughter, Mika Almog (L) light the menorah while President Barack Obama (unseen) and first lady Michelle Obama (C) watch during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House, December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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Late Israeli president Shimon Peres' son, Chemi (L), and granddaughter, Mika Almog (C) light the menorah while President Barack Obama (unseen) and first lady Michelle Obama (C) watch during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House, December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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Rabbi Exler (C) speaks while President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama listen during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House on December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House on December 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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