During the day of Yom Kippur there will be five services at the synagogue. A memorial service is also included on Yom Kippur. During each of the five services the congregation will make a collective confession of their sins committed willingly, through ignorance, folly, openly, secretly, in thought, word or action, knowingly or in error. Even if someone has not committed a sin in any of these ways, they still join in the collective confession, in expression of regret of others’ actions.
The end of Yom Kippur is signalled by a single blowing of the Shofar. Jews can then eat, drink and rejoice in hope that God has granted forgiveness.
Watch the video of the blowing of the Shofar.