BENAS, BARON L.:
By: Joseph Jacobs
English communal worker; born in Liverpool, England, 1844. Has been throughout his life a leading figure in the Liverpool Old Hebrew congregation, of which he is one of the trustees.
During the Russian emigration of 1882 he helped to found the Liverpool branch of the Russo-Jewish committee, on which was thrown most of the organizing work connected with the emigration from Russia through England into the United States.
Outside the community he has been president of the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society, to the transactions of which he has contributed many papers on economic, social, and antiquarian topics, including one on the history of the Liverpool community, 1900.
- Harris, Jewish Year Book, 1901, p. 245.