Where They’re Headed: Dina Turpin ’18

The history major is off to support the organization Reconstructing Judaism as an administrative assistant for development.

For Dina Turpin ‘18, leaving Haverford and entering the workforce meant finding a place where she could build on her academic interests and infuse her passions for nonprofit work and Jewish life. As an administrative assistant for development at Reconstructing Judaism, the main organization of the Reconstructionist movement, a modern and progressive branch of Judaism, and the home of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Turpin will be able to achieve just that.  

“I am a Reconstructionist Jew who is deeply invested in my faith, so I see this position as an opportunity to be part of a community that I care about deeply,” she said.

In her new position, Turpin will be working with Reconstructing Judaism’s development database, reaching out to donors, and supporting other communications and development projects to further the goals of the organization.

Turpin is excited to begin her new position and to gain insight into the world of nonprofits. “I am interested in a career in providing support to nonprofit organizations, and this position will provide me with a wide range of practical experience in helping to administer an organization,” she said.

It is especially meaningful that the organization she will be supporting has such personal resonance and significance to her.

“Since this position fits so well with my interests, I am hoping to stay at Reconstructing Judaism for the foreseeable future,” she said. “And in the longer term, I am hoping to have a career working to support Jewish life in a variety of ways!”


“Where They’re Headed” is a blog series reporting on the post-collegiate plans of recent Haverford graduates.